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Pathway to Working Life at Derby College

Course description

This course is aimed at learners who have additional learning needs. It focuses on developing work skills and meeting the needs and ambitions of each individual learner. You will continue to study English and maths and will take part in a tutorial and enrichment activities.

Course content

You will work towards achieving both a Functional English and Maths qualification and to gain work skills and experience.

The course is flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of each learner, which can be discussed at interview. 

Entry requirements

It is expected that learners will want to continue studying and developing English, maths and a pathway towards a working life.

Places are allocated on an individual basis, following an interview and initial assessment.


You will produce a portfolio of evidence and select a numeracy, literacy and personal target which will be reviewed every half term.  You will sit a Functional English and Maths exam.  Your learning support needs will be assessed and reviewed throughout the year.

Future opportunities

You can progress within Pathway to Working Life, to a Level 1 or Student Internship course at the College, or to seek employment or training.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Derby College directly.

Last updated date: 31 March 2016

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    • The Roundhouse houses our Engineering Academy, a state-ofthe- art facility that equips learners with skills to meet the needsof our large employers and their supply chains.

      The campus also includes the Hudson Building, home to our Construction Academy, which supports the demand for trained and qualified construction professionals. The nearby Johnson Building provides superb resources for learners wishing to pursue a career in the motor vehicle sector and acts as a hub for much of our partnership work with employers