Full time course
These courses are designed for young people aged 16–18 who may have experienced barriers to learning for a wide variety of reasons and who may have had an interrupted education or negative experiences at school. Learners will improve their confidence and gain independent living skills. They will study personal and social development units. As well as these modules, learners may have vocational options, such as childcare, construction, hair and beauty, sport and public services.
What will I study?
Learners will improve their confidence and gain independent living skills. They will study personal and social development units. As well as these modules, learners may have vocational options, such as childcare, construction, hair and beauty, sport and public services.
Maths and English
Literacy and numeracy will be embedded throughout the course and learners will have the opportunity to upskill in these areas, as well as studying Maths and English as stand-alone skills at a level appropriate to the individual.
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?
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Learners will be operating at a level that is appropriate for them, between Entry 3 and Level 1.
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.
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 course within the college or another course within the department. Mentors on the programme will prepare learners for moving on to other areas of provision by assisting with application forms and preparing learners for interviews.
What are my career options?
The potential to be employed in a vocational area that was studied on the course.
There may be the opportunity to study additional qualifications as part of your study programme.
Filton and Stroud Campuses.