The course is designed to enable you to study for further qualifications and prepare you to progress onto a Level 1 or Level 2 course and build your core and confidence to re-take GCSEs in Maths and English. Everyone does Mathematics and English at a level that is right for them - from Entry Level 3 Functional Skills up to GCSE.
Additionally there will be opportunities to explore and study digital skills, work and employability skills alongside independent learning and living skills.
You will have the opportunity to participate in experiences of work and vocationally focused tasters' providing a fantastic opportunity to explore the vocational areas of the college in preparation for your next course focus.
You will also cover a range of employability skills to help you prepare for the work place.
We will assess your individual needs at your initial interview. Additional personalised support is then planned with you to help you achieve your learning goals and widen progression opportunities. Targets and progress will be monitored regularly in all sessions.
What will I study?
The units you will study are likely to include:
- Digital Skills
- Independent Learning and Living Skills
- Work and Employability related Skills
Who is this course for?
This is a full-time course designed for students progressing from a supported/ specialist learning environment into FE and students transitioning that need a supportive environment in which to learn build confidence and progress.
How is the course assessed?
There are varying methods of assessment within the programme, eg. observations, role play professional discussions, written tasks and presentations, workbooks, written assessments and computer based activities.
Progression and Career Opportunities
Transition options include:
- Wider college vocational programmes ? specific to student career aspirations/ interests
- Supported Internship Programme
- Employment/ External Opportunities
Entry Requirements for new students
There are no formal entry requirements - just a willingness to take part and develop skills for further courses or employment.
We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.