The course aims to develop students' self-esteem and confidence, to improve social skills, life skills, and independent living skills and to maximise each student's potential through an individual programme relevant to their needs. The course focuses on basic education, independence, interpersonal relationships and improving own learning through a variety of practical and realistic learning opportunities.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Students may progress for up to 3 years dependent on achievement of the qualification. The emphasis on the programme is to prepare students for life outside college. On completion of college courses, students may progress onto activities such as voluntary work, further education and training or other possible alternatives to work.

What jobs can I get? 

Wheelchair accessibility on ground floor of the building. Specialist computer software and SMART boards.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

There are no formal entry requirements.

What about work experience? 

Students are able to take part in a range of voluntary work opportunities within their group and given the opportunity for individual work placements where appropriate.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
LPNEFC003E 06/09/2021 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

Please contact the STEPs office on 01202 205939 or 01202 205986.

Associated Costs 

Students undertaking some vocational activities will be required to contribute towards materials and resources.  In addition, end of term trips will also need to be funded.

Course content

Course Content 

Practical and class-based learning opportunities are created to enable students to develop skills for life, work-related skills and self-advocacy within a supportive environment. Students will have a personal tutor who will help them every step of the way, and friendly support staff to assist them where necessary. Tutors will work closely with students to help them achieve their goals.

More info

Start Day/Time 

Individual timetables are developed over 16.5 hours per week.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Other Courses

Qualification Name 

QCF Award/Certificate/Diploma

Awarding Body 

BTEC/EDEXCEL

Curriculum Area 

Applied Science, Care and Foundation Studies - Foundation

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Other Courses

Qualification Name 

QCF Award/Certificate/Diploma

Awarding Body 

BTEC/EDEXCEL