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Horizons - Entry 1 at Central College Nottingham

Course description

This course is for learners with moderate 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
  • Cookery
  • Enterprise

There are also comprehensive enrichment elements built into the programme. In addition, there is an opportunity for all students to undertake a work experience placement.

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 and for some, a supported intership.

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 each area of the programme.

Individual Learning Action Plan: You will identify areas for development and set appropriate targets with the support of staff. 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 1 Advanced
  • Entry 2 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 which may incur a very small cost.

Central also runs various social clubs that you can join to increase your confidence and enhance your independent living skills outside of normal college times. 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 our Horizons courses and provides specialist facilities for students with a range of physical and learning difficulties and disabilities.