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Transition - Cornerstones Entry Level 1 at PETROC

Course description

The transition programme offers personalised learning for those young adults who have an identified learning disability and need additional support. The course is designed to develop skills for independence in the local community, offer vocational options, and to ultimately enable progression to employment and independent living.

Course content

The course offers the opportunity for individuals to work in small, supported tutor groups. Importantly, learning programmes are matched to individual needs with nationally recognised qualifications. Students are actively involved in the enterprise curriculum of the department and where practical skills are delivered they are embedded with functional English, maths and IT skills. Additionally, students have the opportunity to take part in a work experience placement. This course offers learners, who have learning disabilities, personalised programmes within Foundation Learning at entry with progression to Level 1 with programmes being matched to the individual progression pathway.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements. An informal interview is essential.


A portfolio of evidence to show achievements for unit tasks is produced.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course students can continue to follow their personal pathway on a course in a vocational area, apprenticeship or employment. If it is identified as appropriate to continue within supported learning then progression to the employment skills course Project LIFE may be possible and potentially a place on our PETROC supported internship programme.

Further information

The foundation area provides small group learning opportunities for learners who have a recognised learning difficulty with additional learning needs. Students are supported within the classroom and are under discrete supervision at break times.

Q. Will I get a choice of vocational areas?
A. Yes, your tutor will support you in trying new areas of study.

Q. My reading and money skills are not good will I get help?
A. Yes, you will get Functional Skills lessons and support in the classroom as well as support when you using the college refectory or out and about in town.

Q. If I need help with my work or in social times who will I go to?
A. The course has learning support staff who will help you in the classroom and at break times.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 February 2017

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