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Accessing College and Education (ACE) at Northampton College

Course description

ACE is designed to develop your social skills and work skills, preparing you for independent living and it covers a broad range of subjects. You will study English, Mathematics and ICT, work-related skills and Independent Living Skills. You will be taught in small groups and you will be set targets to achieve. Both your targets and your progress will be monitored regularly in tutorial sessions. We will asess your individual needs at your initial interview, and if necessary, will arrange additional support to help you achieve your learning goals.

Course content

This is a full-time transition course designed for students who need a highly-supportive environment in which to learn.

Entry requirements

You must already be at Level P5 or above before joining. You must be willing to take part in new learning opportunities and to improve your literacy, numeracy and social skills. You should also be committed to furthering your education.


Assessment is continuous and progress is recorded in the student's Individual Learning Plan. You will also be encouraged to work with others, and improve your own learning and performance. There are tests and external assessments for the Entry Level qualification.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course you may be able to progress to other Supported Learning courses, or on to The Foundation Studies Programme, work-based training or employment.

Further information

There are also full day visits to various locations, at least 2 times a year:- Day trips: £20.00 - £40.00 Some bursary funding may be available. Contact our Student Services on 01604 734066 for more information.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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