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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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Passport to Independence - Independent Living and Employability

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This is a course for young people aged 16-18, or up to 24 with an EHCP who have Special Educational Needs and/or a Learning Disability.

The focus is transition to adulthood including Independent Living and Employability, paid or otherwise and links to the Preparing for Adulthood outcomes.

You may study from 1-3 years and will be in college three days a week. You may be working from pre-entry Level to Entry 2.

The curriculum is designed to support learners to transition into adulthood and includes Life Skills in our training kitchen and new flat, Social/ communication Skills, Employment skills, Horticulture, Art, maths, English, community use and volunteering. Students are offered Work Experience, Enrichment (interest activities) and are supported through regular tutorials.

You may have access to SALT if this is stated in your EHCP.

This course is based at our Filton campus, located in South Gloucestershire which is easily accessible from the city of Bristol by train (Bristol Parkway / Bristol Abbey Wood) and bus.

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.

What do I need to join?

You need to be able to work in small groups and have a moderate to more significant learning disability.

Previous work

Maths & English

Literacy and numeracy will be embedded throughout the course and learners will have the opportunity to upskill in these areas.


Learners will gain vocational experience in Horticulture, caring for animals and Catering depending on their interests. Learners will be working on behaviours for employment and independence and meeting with our Job Coach to identify their individual skills and areas for improvement.

Work Experience

Learners will take part in voluntary/community work placements and experience.

What can I do next?

Learners can progress onto other courses that help to develop skills and aid towards long-term goals, including supported internships.

What are my career options?

The potential to find employment.

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course information last updated: Tuesday 26th September 2023 @ 8.03am (16 hours ago)

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Full-Time 2022-2023

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AvailabilityOur Full-Time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email [email protected]

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The course fee can usually be broken down to three components which are Materials (resources required to study the course, for example stationery, books and other equipment), Tuition (teaching, classroom etc) and Exams. Depending on age, financial circumstances and a number of other factors you could be asked to pay the full fee or just elements of it. Usually Learners under 19s studying Full-Time courses have just Material fee costs to pay, over 19s on Full-Time or Part-Time courses usually have materials, exams and tuition fees to pay. Find out more about Understanding Fees

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