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Learning for Work

  • Fee
  • Duration of course 36-72 weeks
  • Course type Full-time
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults

The course includes:


Example timetable


Course outline and what have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

A practical introduction to work skills for students with a severe or moderate learning disability. Students work in a mini-enterprise project, making and selling lunches to staff and students, and are involved in all aspects of the business. They will do work experience/voluntary work while on the course - this will be an external placement. Students are encouraged to apply for one of the College’s mini-jobs, which provide valuable experience and a first step towards paid employment. 

Learning travel skills is an important part of the course. All students are expected to learn to make an independent journey by the end of the year.

Some students progress onto pre-vocational courses (such as Skills for Work or IntoWork), community work projects or in some cases voluntary work.


How will I learn?

Students will receive a timetable outlining their weekly lessons. Lessons will include classroom based theory work, work skills lessons, practical activities and community based learning. Students will work within a catering enterprise project, and a voluntary work placement.


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.

Students will work towards ASDAN Employability or ASDAN Personal Progress work related units.


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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, but there are no formal entry requirements. We will assess applicants' learning support needs before deciding whether to offer a place. Students should have started to learn to cross roads by themselves and have an interest in developing employability skills.

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