Preparing for Further Education

Within this area, the following two pathways area available:

Pre-Vocational

These courses will give learners the confidence to be more independent and gain skills to access further training or vocational courses within the college. These courses are aimed at school leavers who wish to further develop their numeracy and literacy skills. Learners will need to be working to at least E3 and above in Literacy and Numeracy, attend a successful interview or taster course to make sure the course is right for them, and be able to access college independently.

Supported Internship Programme

This is a one-year internship programme supporting young people with a learning disability and/or autism to gain the skills/ experience and qualifications to move into paid employment.

The aim of supported internships is to prepare learners for paid employment by:

  • Supporting them to develop skills valued by employers.
  • Enabling them to demonstrate their value in the workplace
  • Developing confidence in their own abilities to perform successfully at work.