Course overview

Achieve Focus City of Bristol College

This short course can help young people get back into education.

It can help build your confidence and help you to progress on to further courses within the college.

This is a short, fun and engaging course delivered to small groups of young people wanting to take a step into college life but possibly feel that a large class or a full timetable may be too overwhelming.

This could also suit those who need help with reengaging on their existing college course.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

16-19 year olds looking to take a small step back into education.

What you'll learn

You will:

  • Take part in fun and engaging team building activities.
  • Develop a better understanding of what you would like to do in the future.
  • Complete a personal project based around your interests.

Course entry requirements

We will invite you to a course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to tour our excellent facilities and ask any questions you may have.

You will be asked to provide a copy of your last school report and/or a reference from an employer or relevant professional other. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

You need 3 GCSEs at Grade 1 to Grade 3, including Maths and English, or a previous vocational qualification.

Some Level 1 qualifications in trade-based subjects may require a slightly higher entry requirement based on the specific content of the course.

Don’t have any formal qualifications? Don’t worry, let us know and we can assess you to ensure you will be able to achieve well on the course.

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure you can flourish! Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process; we are here to help take you to the next level.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

This will be delivered one morning a week in college with opportunities to complete tasks outside of the classroom too.

Future career and study opportunities

This could lead to taking part in further courses within in the college such as the Achieve 12 week programme or Prince’s Trust Team Programme.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery. 

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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