This course supports you in developing independent living skills, a healthy lifestyle, personal finance, and work skills as well as further developing your maths and English qualifications.
This course is designed specifically for those who have already made the transition from full-time education into further education. If you are a learner with college experience or through another alternative route this course is ideal for you.
You will also be able to take part in enrichment activities and volunteering experiences to help you to develop further your work skills.
What You'll Learn
You will continue improving your maths and English at a level that is right for you and you will also have the opportunity to develop further your ICT skills.
As we focus on your work skills you will have the opportunity to improve your knowledge in a variety of areas including; interview skills, communication in the workplace, working within and as part of a team and problem-solving skills.
You will take part in our work experience programme, completing a supported work placement within various employment sectors including retail, catering and the service sector. During the program, you will have several taster experiences to assist you to make decisions about possible future career pathways. You will complete a work experience diary which will include references from your placements.
There are no formal entry requirements, we ask that you have achieved a 90% attendance in your previous setting, you will need to complete an application form and submit satisfactory references.
You will also be asked to come for an interview where you will meet a member of our team. The interview offers you the opportunity to talk about your future aspirations and any support needs you require.
We will need to see your learning disability assessment or your Education Health and Care plan (EHCP).
How you will be assessed
There are no formal assessments however regular attendance on all your college days is a necessity, we are looking for a minimum of 90%.
Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00
Tuition Fees (19+): £0.00
If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.
For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.
Course and Career progression
At the end of the course, you will be invited to a review where your progress and aspirations are discussed.
You will have the opportunity to apply to further courses within the college that match your future aspirations or alternatively, subject to satisfactory attendance and progress you will have the opportunity to apply to the year three course Leicester College Internship within supported learning that will help you to further refine your work experience and employability skills.
You will be given career guidance to help you to know what to apply for and given the opportunity to practice interview skills ready for your next step.
What Happens Next
Apply online via the College website, or if your school uses the Positive Steps @16 (PS16) application system please apply through this and speak to your careers advisor if you are unsure. You will need details of your qualifications and employment history, a reference, and a personal statement to complete your application. Once your application has been successfully processed, you will be sent a conditional offer and be invited to a Welcome Event at the College to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you.