Course overview

Pathways to Vocation City of Bristol College

This course is for students who are working at Foundation Level and who will progress to higher-level qualifications, internships, or employment. 

In addition to studying English and Maths at the appropriate level, students will have the opportunity to access Vocational sessions (e.g. Drama, Catering, World Studies, Working with people, Art, and Retail & Business) as well as the chance to participate in work experience when they feel ready. 

Students are taught in small group sizes with specialist tutors and are supported to develop their independence, communication and social skills in preparation for their next steps. 

Find out more about Additional Learning Support (ALS) at City of Bristol College. 

Dates and applications

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Pathways to Vocation Ashley Down Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LBF1085A00-1
Dates
09/09/2024 - 01/07/2025
Duration
1 years
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
17.50
Start Time
Enquire
Location
Ashley Down Centre
Fee
This course costs £0. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Apply
Pathways to Vocation SBSA and Construction Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LMF1085A00-1
Dates
09/09/2024 - 01/07/2025
Duration
1 years
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
17.50
Start Time
Enquire
Location
SBSA and Construction Centre
Fee
This course costs £0. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Apply
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LBF1085A00-1 09/09/2024 - 01/07/2025 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 17.50 Enquire Ashley Down Centre
This course costs £0. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Apply
LMF1085A00-1 09/09/2024 - 01/07/2025 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 17.50 Enquire SBSA and Construction Centre
This course costs £0. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Apply

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This is an inclusive course for students with learning difficulties who may find transitioning to college challenging. This programme is aimed at students who are at Entry Level 1 to Entry Level 3. 

What you'll learn

Students will learn a variety of subjects, which includes English, Maths, Life Skills, Social Skills, a Vocational option, Tutorial, and Employability 

You will have a personal tutor who will review your learning objectives and set you targets. These will link to your Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), if held, and other planned outcomes. 

Most students will work towards a functional skill in Maths and English.  

Course entry requirements

Students with an Education Health Care Plan may need to have a meeting with the ALS team to ensure the college can meet the individual’s needs.  

Students will be invited to a Course Information Meeting to ensure the course is the right choice for the applicant. 

No formal qualifications are required. 

How is the course delivered and assessed?

Students must complete Maths and English sessions, with the aim to complete 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

Students can progress onto E3 transition vocational courses, which include: 

  • Hair & Beauty
  • Animal Care
  • Media
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Construction
  • Sports
  • Child & Health Care
  • Catering 

Other progression routes include: Supported Internships, Level 1 courses, and Employment.  

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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