Course overview

Bridge to Vocationals City of Bristol College

This is an inclusive course for students who want to learn skills in vocational-related subjects alongside their Maths, English and Independent skills. 

This course is for students studying at Entry Level. 

The course typically runs over three or four days.

There will often be a Learning Assistant available to support students in the classroom and during break times. 

Students will be encouraged to develop skills in teamwork, communication, life skills and social skills. 

Additional information

Who is this course for?

The course is suitable for young adults (aged 16-24) who have an additional learning need and/or a disability and want to develop their life skills and employability skills at a pace and level that is suits them as an individual.  

What you'll learn

Life and Social Skills

In these sessions, you will learn a number of crucial, transferable skills that will help you throughout adulthood. This may include teamwork, communication, organisation and money management. 


In these sessions, you will learn the skills needed to get a job, such as how to give good customer service, personal hygiene, and safety in the workplace a dis you discover what your skills and qualities are. 


Options could include subjects such as: Drama, Art, Cookery, Retail and business, World Studies, and Working with People. 

Tutorial time

Students will take part in Topical Talks, which will enhance their personal development. 


Course entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required. 

Students may need to be assessed through a meeting to ensure that the college can meet the individual needs of the student. 

How is the course delivered and assessed?

As part of the Bridge to Vocationals course, students must complete Maths and English sessions, with an aim to completing a Functional Skills qualification by the end of the academic year.  

Students will complete a vocational course, which will be assessed through RARPA. 


Future career and study opportunities

Most students will progress onto our Pathways to Employment course. 

Additional costs

If any additional costs may be incurred, this will be discussed with the tutor in advance of the activity. 

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