The Pre-Vocational Programme is a one year course with possible progression to a second and third year aimed at school leavers with moderate learning difficulties or additional needs. The course aims to enable students to achieve their maximum potential and prepare them for the next step in their career progression.

 

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Students may progress onto the In2Work course, Step up to College, other college courses, training, employment or supported employment.

 

 

What jobs can I get? 

Vocational Options are delivered in specialist areas of the College, on both the Lansdowne and North road campuses, with subject specialist teachers being supported by PVP tutors

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from the course you should be committed to improving your qualifications and skills.

What about work experience? 

International entry requirements 

If you are not from an English Language speaking country, you will need to have UKVI IELTS 5.5. We accept a wide range of academic qualifications awarded overseas and use the UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) guidelines for international comparisons. For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
LPNEFC002G 07/09/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

There are no course fees for students aged under 19 years.

International Fees 

For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Associated Costs 

Students may need to provide specialist equipment, such as safety boots, for some sessions. A student contribution will be expected towards the cost of the subsidised course residential.

Course content

Course Content 

The course structure is negotiated with each individual student depending on their needs and interests but is based around a core structure which includes Functional Skills, Life Skills, Information Technology, Cooking and Enrichment. Students are supported through individual and group tutorials.
 

Students can also choose vocational options from those on offer based upon their primary learning goal. Depending on availability vocational options on offer include: Art, Care, Catering, Construction, Floristry, Horticulture, Retail, In house Cafe, Sports Studies, Technical Skills and Woodwork.
 

 

More info

Start Day/Time 

Individual timetables are developed for up to 3 days per week.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Other Courses

Qualification Name 

Entry Level Certificate

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL BTEC

Curriculum Area 

Applied Science, Care and Foundation Studies - Foundation

More about the course 

Teaching takes place in small groups. Learning Support Assistants are available to provide further support. If appropriate, students will have the opportunity to work towards and gain English and mathematics qualifications.

 

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Other Courses

Qualification Name 

Entry Level Certificate

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL BTEC