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Into Work

  • Fee
  • Duration of course 1 year
  • Course type Full-time
  • This course is suitable for Adults

Can Do: a film about supported employment at CWC. Young people with Learning Disabilities share their experience of a working life through Volunteering, Work Placements and Paid Jobs. The film was born out of a partnership project between City of Westminster College, London and Leonard Cheshire Disability.​​

Course outline

The course is for young people with mild/moderate learning difficulties, aged 18-24, who would like to obtain employment. We have a Supported Employment Coordinator & Job Coach who ensures that students can access work placements, work trials and paid employment. Students are encouraged to apply for one of the college’s Mini Jobs – a valuable first step into paid employment.

Lessons include:

        ·  Induction

        ·  Tutorial

        ·  English

        ·  Maths

        ·  Catering Enterprise Project

        ·  PSHE

        ·   Physical Education (gym, swimming)

        ·   ICT

        ·   Employability - work experience and volunteering

        ·  Job Search

        ·   Travel Training 

        Example timetable

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Classes in college will be focused on preparing the learners for employment. Learners will have the opportunity to gain qualifications in Employability, Food Safety, Basic First Aid and Functional Skills English, Maths and ICT. Classes generally have between 7-10 students. All students participate in a weekly catering enterprise. Funds are raised for the summer residential and students take a share of the profits at the end of the year.

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

The purpose of the course is to prepare learners for employment. Students may progress onto supported/paid employment or onto other courses at other colleges such as Supported Internships.

How will I learn?

Students will engage in a variety of timetabled lessons during their four days at college. All students will have the opportunity to work with the college job coach and employment advisor.

How will I be assessed?

All students will have Education Health and Care Plans on which their Individual Learning Plans will be based, these are regularly reviewed and updated.

All students work towards Edexcel BTEC Work Skills Award E3 and Level 1 Food safety Certificate. 

Which awarding body is the course validation by?


How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc.?

Students have the opportunity to participate in a 5 day residential trip.


Entrance Requirements: what qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

Students must have an Education Health and Care Plan. It is likely that most applicants will have already done a college course at Entry 2/3, such as Skills for Work, but there are no formal entry requirements. Students will be interviewed and assessed to ensure that they are suitable and fully committed to finding appropriate employment.

If you wish to apply for this course, please complete a college application form or e-mail to arrange an appointment.