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Moving On Level 1 at Highbury College

Course description

At Highbury College we want to ensure that our students are ready for the next stage of their lifelong learning journey.

We recognise that some individuals, for whatever reason, may not be fully prepared for vocational programmes.

Moving On is a preparation programme that aims to engage and assist students to develop essential attitudes and strategies that will see them enrol onto and achieve on a full-time college programme, an Apprenticeship or secure employment.

Course content

Functional Skills will be a mandatory part of your programme and followed at the appropriate level. These will provide you with the practical skills to work confidently, effectivey and independently. They open doors to learning, to life and to work. These skills are valued by employers and further education and are a platform on which to build other employability skills. Better functional skills can mean a better future - as learners or as employees and in everyday life.

Functional Skills are essential skills in English, Mathematics and ICT that enable everyone to deal with the practical problems and challenges of life - at home, in education and at work.

They reinforce skills in communication, problem solving, listening and time management. For example, they help us recognise good value deals when making purchases, in writing an effective application letter, or when using the internet to access local services or online banking. They are about using English, Mathematics and ICT in everyday situations.

Moving On will support students with teamwork and interpersonal skills development that will enable them to progress onto full-time mainstream options. Individual students will learn about the expectations of college, they will develop awareness of themselves and identify strengths and areas to develop.

The programme will test commitment, responsible attitudes, determination and mental toughness. Moving On is a yearlong programme aimed at those students that want to achieve. Dedicated staff will rely upon real life experiences to develop individual skills, knowledge and attitudes.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements are required, though realistic learning targets would need to be agreed. Acceptance on to this programme is subject to interview and initial assessment processes.


While on the programme you will develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that you will need to progress into positive destinations.

You will also develop the skills and knowledge that will help you to identify suitable work opportunities for the future; things like timekeeping, following instructions, working independently, team working, problem solving and taking part in a work placement.   

You will be assessed through a variety of ways (activity, group work, photographic and video) which will be presented through a portfolio of evidence. As a student on the programme you will have weekly tutorials and receive regular feedback to discuss your progress.

Future opportunities

On completion of this programme you could progress onto other Highbury College programmes (subject to entry criteria being met), Traineeships, Apprenticeships or employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2016
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