Supported Learning courses are delivered with excellent resources, equipment and staff. The courses give you the opportunity to achieve accredited qualifications at an appropriate level for you, in a range of subjects to help build your future.
Course areas include Vocational Options, Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET), GCSEs, Functional Skills and Supported Learning.
Each course provides a unique opportunity to experience learning in a suitable environment and offers qualifications from pre-Entry Level to Level 1, to help you to build your skill-set ready for employment or further study.
Our progression routes provide continuing learning and development, whether it’s on to a Level 1 or Level 2 mainstream vocational course, employment, supported employment or independent living.
What will I learn?
You will learn the knowledge and skills needed for you to undertake further study in your chosen area at the College, or to move into employment.
What qualification will I gain?
Depending on the area you choose, you will receive an award from an accredited awarding body, such as a BTEC Edexcel Diploma in Vocational Studies. For explanations of our qualifications, please see our Qualification Explained page.
What progression options will I have?
You can progress on to another Supported Learning course, or a Level 1 to 2 mainstream vocational course. You can also progess into employment, supported employment or independent living.
What costs are involved?
This depends on what course you take, but an example would be £3 per week for cookery ingredients. Full-time Further Education courses are free for students aged 16-18, you may have to pay some or all of your fees if you are aged 19 plus, but please see our Student Finance page for further information.
You will have a formal interview and must have the appropriate level of education, which will depend on the course that you chose.
Click here to view Supported Learning courses or call 01322 629400.