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Progression to Work at West Thames College

Course description

Our Supported Learning courses have very high success rates with good progression to mainstream courses. Supported Learning students benefit from small class sizes, work experience opportunities (e.g. with GlaxoSmithKline) and a varied and stimulating enrichment programme. Students have access to state of the art equipment and well-designed purpose built areas conducive to learning.

Our courses are designed for all abilities and will build confidence, independence, social and personal skills in a supportive environment.

This entry level programme has been designed to meet the needs of young adults with learning difficulties who wish to get a job or supported employment. It consists of a selection of modules designed to enable students to leave college and enter the world of work, voluntary, supported or paid employment.

Course content

The course modules have been targeted to meet the needs of realistic job opportunities, and the teaching team work closely with other local agencies in planning and supporting a move out of the college environment and into the world of work.

A personal tutor will support students to produce an individual action plan and personal goals. The tutor also works with course leaders to seek employment for students, and to offer advice and employment guidance.

You will study:

  • Edexcel entry qualifications in personal and social development
  • Work skills
  • Independent living skills
  • Basic skills (City & Guilds qualifications in literacy and numeracy)
  • Enterprise
  • Work experience.

Supported learning courses have a varied and stimulating enrichment programme, including local visits using public transport, sport and social opportunities, and a coffee shop run by supported learning students. Work experience is an important part of this course, and travel, training and other employability skills are promoted.

Entry requirements

You will have an assessment and interview with the course tutor to be sure the course is right for you.

For more information, please contact the course secretary for Supported Learning on 020 8326 6492.

Financial information

This course is free for students aged 16-18.

Future opportunities

Employment opportunities or further vocational study.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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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: 02 August 2017
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    • General Enquiries
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 020 8326 2000
    • Email address:
    • info@west-thames.ac.uk

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