This course is designed to develop your social, independence skills, whilst improving your confidence through studying a range of topics.
What will I study?
The units you will study are likely to include:
- English and literacy skills
- Maths and numeracy skills
- Independent skills
- Understanding the community
- Creative studies
- Personal and social development
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
Who is this course for?
If you are working towards Entry Level 1 or have achieved our Accessing College and Education certificate programme, this course may be for you. It is designed for students who need a supportive environment in which to learn.
This qualification is designed for students working at Entry Level 1. Entry Level 1 is for those students with profound and complex learning difficulties and/or disabilities, including those working towards Entry Level 2. Once you have completed the course, you may have the opportunity to progress on to other Supported Learning courses.
How is the course assessed?
You will be taught in small groups and will be set targets to achieve. Both your targets and your progress will be monitored regularly in tutorial sessions.
We will assess your individual needs at your initial interview, and if necessary, we will arrange additional support to help you achieve your learning goals.
Your Study Programme
We will assess your individual needs at your initial interview, and if necessary, will arrange additional support to help you achieve your learning goals.
There are usually at least two full day trips to various locations:
- Day trips - £20.00 - £40.00
- Students will also need to bring in £2 per week for independent skills
Progression and Career Opportunities
- Supported Learning study
Entry Requirements for new students
You must already be at Level P5 or above before joining. You must be willing to take part in new learning opportunities and to improve your literacy, numeracy and social skills. You should also be committed to furthering your education.
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.