The course aims is specifically targeted at improving the employment opportunities of young people with a learning disability, as well as to raise awareness of the benefits for businesses in thinking differently about who they can recruit. We are committed to developing the skills needed to become a valued employee. You will work towards further improving your Maths, English and ICT skills and complete recognised qualifications in Functional Skills and employability skills. Most of your timetable will be within supported work placements either in the University hospitals, City schools, De Montfort University,, De Montfiort Hall, Morningside arena, City Council opportunities and many local businesses in and around the city of Leicester. You will be assigned a trainer assessor who will support you on your placement to refine the skills required, problem solve, work as part of a team and communicate effectively.
What You'll Learn
You will spend most of your time within supported work placements outside of the College campus. You will further develop your Maths and English at Functional Skills level within our adult learning facility at City Skills Centre. During your time on the course you will enhance your CV and explore what it is really like having a job. You will be assigned a supervisor whilst on placement and be supported by a trainer assessor. You will have regular opportunities to meet with your key worker to discuss additional support and development needs.
There are no formal entry requirements, but you must show a commitment to work and be prepared to take part in our travel training programme. At your interview you will need to show that you can achieve 90% attendance.
How you will be assessed
There is no formal assessment criteria, a review of your work placement booklet, a discussion based around your reference and how to use this to support your future career aspirations and careers guidance and sign posting are all incorporated within this final review.
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
We aim to develop and enhance skills required for the working environment; improve your confidence and motivation, improve your communication skills and personal effectiveness. At the end of the course it is expected that you will progress to work or to the work support services offered by agencies such as Job Centre Plus, Connexions and Access to Work.
What Happens Next
Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend an interview , then you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements for the course. You will then be invited in to enrol upon your chosen course of study.You will also be able 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.
For enrol and pay courses: Once you have decided to take the course, you need to fill in a short learner details form online and pay the course fee. Once you have done this, you will receive an electronic confirmation of enrolment and payment.