Sixth Form Campus
09 Sept 2024
For learners working at pre-entry level, specifically those with severe learning difficulties and disabilities, it provides progression from Lifeskills Year 1 to Year 2 for those who are able.
You can access appropriate and relevant education to improve your life opportunities, by gaining confidence and developing independent living and work skills. The qualification is based on individual starting points, creating a bespoke course around EHCP and individual targets.
No formal entry requirements are required, though realistic learning targets would need to be agreed.
100% attendance is expected for the duration of the course. Non-attendance to any sessions may result in the overall qualification not being achieved. Continued non-attendance to any timetabled sessions may result in you losing your place on the course.
You will be assessed through a variety of ways (activity, group work, photographic and video), which will be presented through a portfolio of evidence. You will have weekly tutorials and receive feedback every six weeks to discuss your progress and to set achievement targets. All of our programmes are planned around your individual learning needs, with a timetable that clearly identifies the sessions that will be taught. You will be assigned a Programme Lead who will support you throughout your time in College. Teaching, coaching and learning support staff will work closely with you and your parents/carers to help you achieve planned learning goals.
School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.
You can progress onto other entry level programmes at the same or higher level.
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