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Horizons - Entry 3 at Central College Nottingham

Course description

This course is for learners with mild learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Course content

You will study English, Maths, ICT, Personal and Social Development, Independent Living and Employability Skills.

There is a range of vocational elements which can include:

  • Art and Design
  • Sport / Outdoor Pursuits
  • Cookery
  • Drama / Film studies
  • Enterprise

There is also comprehensive enrichment elements built into the programme and an opportunity for some students to undertake work experience placements and/or supported internship.

English and Maths are an essential part of your studies and will help you succeed on your course. These subjects will help you develop confidence and are the key employability skills that all employers now look for when recruiting.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however you will need to complete an English and Maths assessment to determine the right course and support for you.


You will carry out work to achieve competence in each component of the course. You will be supported to produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your skills and achievements in every area of the programme.

Individual Learning Action Plan: This is where you will identify areas for development and set appropriate targets with the support of staff and assessment results. Academic and personal targets will be set, tracked and mapped on the Individual Learning Action Plan where learners and staff will feedback on progress.

Future opportunities

  • Entry 3 Advanced
  • Level 1 programmes

Further career opportunities include:

  • Voluntary opportunities
  • Supported Employment
  • Paid Employment

Further information

The programme is fully supported and run in small groups. It endeavours to provide a positive and rewarding experience for each learner. As the year progresses you will be taken out of College on visits and activities that may incur a very small cost.

Central run various social clubs that students can join to increase their confidence and to enhance their independent living skills. You can find out more about the social clubs here.

Need help with tuition fees, travel or equipment costs? Click here if you are aged 16-18 or here if you are aged 19+

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 June 2015
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    • The centre houses the recently completed Salon Central, a commercial salon with 40 hairdressing stations & 32 beauty treatment beds and the College's new 1000mConstruction Centre. It also provides courses in Business and IT, ESOL, Foundation for Apprenticeships and Work, Horizons (LLDD), Health & Social Care and Science. The Centre is also the base for the College's large International provision.