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Supported Employment 1 at Leeds City College

Course description

Our supported employment courses are aimed at students with a learning or physical difficulty, or who need support managing emotions and behaviour. They support students in undertaking employment activities in real businesses. This course is also suitable for students who left school with low level qualifications.

This course develops the skills neede to progress to employment/supported employment or higher level learning. Students will also be able to access topics relating to life skills this meets their personal needs.

Course content

Course themes:

  • Creating and running businesses
  • Gain experience of running a cafe or a shop
  • Communication skills
  • Maths and English funcitonal skills
  • Produce items ready for sale
  • Run an online business
  • Catering
  • Gardening
  • Furniture restoration
  • Working in a model office

Entry requirements

Students requiring an Entry or Pre-entry level course will have varied educational backgrounds and experiences. The college will work with individuals, families and other professionals to devise a programme of learning appropriate to individual needs and aspiration which is likely to focus on the development of skills which enable further learning at a higher level, the development of independent living and/or life skills and employability skills which lead to meaningful employment.


Students will take part in practical activities in realistic situations. Photographic evidence, videos and direct observation will be used to create a portfolio of evidence throughout the year. Students will also have a chance to gain qualifications in Maths and English. They will also gain an award in Work Skills.

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Future opportunities

Students will progress onto employment/supported employment. Our Next Move service is able to provide a personalised programme of support and guidance to help achieve this. Students will also be offered the opportunity to develop interests in new activities and create a timetable of activity that is sustainable outside of the College.

Further information

These courses might be suitable if you have few or no formal qualifications

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 January 2018
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    • Beeston Centre opened in 2005 and houses canteen facilities, IT suites, a library and a private car park. It offers both full-time and part-time courses including AAT (Accounting), Childcare & Teaching Assistant, Computing, Counselling, English, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), Health and Social Care, Maths and Photography.

      It also offers a range of short leisure courses including: Baking & Cooking, Creative Arts, Gardening, Hair & Beauty and Languages. If you would like to study ESOL you need to register your interest by visiting the campus in person.

      Opening hours during term time are Monday (8.30am – 5.30pm), Tuesday – Thursday (8.30am- 9.00pm) and Fridays (8.30am- 4.30pm). Enrolments are taken all year round.