Reading, RG1 4HJ
This course is a link mainly for students with barriers to learning who need more time for study before moving to vocational courses or supported internships.
The course allows students to work more independently and provides them with weekly work experience. Student still receive specialist support but work in larger groups. Experienced staff are on hand to help students progress on to work or further study. The course helps students develop their literacy numeracy and IT skills study subjects like citizenship and drama and develop their creative skills. Students can progress to Functional Skills or GCSEs.
This course could be funded via your local authority if you have an EHCP.
What I'll learn
This course is a link mainly for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to enable them to move to mainstream courses.
The course allows students to work more independently and provides them with weekly work experience.
Student still receive specialist support but work in larger groups. Experienced staff are on hand to help students progress on to work or further study. The course helps students develop their literacy numeracy and IT skills study subjects like citizenship and drama and develop their creative skills.
This is a bridging course for students who need to develop personal and work-related skills before progressing to employment.
The STEPS course allows students to work more independently to Level 1 but still benefit from the support of specialist staff. Students will study literacy, numeracy and IT plus self development and food hygiene. Students will gain the opportunity to progress on to further studies or employment.
The course will give students an accredited qualification of Entry Level 3 or Level 1 allowing them to move to a mainstream course. Citizenship, Work Place Health and Safety, Your Role at Work, and Social Drama or Art and Design. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities such as discos, residential trips, visits to museums, exhibitions and theme parks.
To bolster their work skills students will have work experience for two days each week which can help them progress to a Level 1 or 2 course.
Students will gain the opportunity to progress on to further studies or employment. The course can help boost students’ confidence and self-esteem, improve their independence and prepare them for the workplace.
How I'll learn
Students will spend two days a week on supervised work experience and pick up future skills for employment.
There will be a range of enrichment activities and practical sessions allowing students to develop their personal and social skills.
How I'll be assessed
Coursework and GCSE examinations if appropriate.
No qualifications are required.
Students will be individually assessed and given an informal interview.
An educational statement may be required.
How to Apply
Applying for one of our programmes is easy.
You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.
As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.)
Printed application forms are also available on request by calling us on 0800 612 6008 or visiting us at one of our college Advice Centres.
Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.