Full time course
These courses are designed for young people aged 16–18 who may have experienced barriers to learning for a wide range of reasons and who may have had an interrupted education or negative experiences at school. In addition, these learners may not have the appropriate grades that are required to move on to their chosen study programme and need to improve their grades in maths and English as well as their study skills.
What will I study?
Learners will undertake skills to support them becoming independent adults. Learners will work on developing skills for life, personal and social development, health and well-being and employability through work experience and improved English and Maths.
Maths and English
All learners will have weekly Maths and English lessons where they, if able, will work towards Functional Skills or upskilling towards a Functional Skill. Literacy and numeracy are also embedded throughout the other aspects of the course.
Work experience in suitable settings will be undertaken by learners.
Learners will undertake essential skills and learn how to work as part of a team as well as independently. These are essential skills that employers look for.
What do I need to join?
No formal qualifications are required; however, for learners who have specific support needs, SGS require assurance from the Local Authority that this will be funded before a place on the course can be finalised.
How long is the course?
How will I learn?
Learners will work in small groups with a qualified member of staff and a support worker, according to individual needs. Learners are assessed as to their requirements prior to starting and on course, in order to ensure they are placed in the group that is right for them.
How will I know how I am doing?
Learners will meet with their personal tutor on a regular basis in order to review progress and agree targets so that progress can be measured and learners challenged to achieve their best. Parents/ carers will be invited to some of these reviews.
Are there any extra costs?
A materials fee of £175.
What can I do next?
Learners on this course may progress to either a vocational or
GCSE courses within the college.
What are my career options?
We have an excellent partnership with Youth Support Services advisors and other agencies, and they, together with college tutors, can help learners to find suitable post-college placements.
There may be the opportunity to undertake additional qualifications as part of your study programme.