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Employability Pathway (SEND) (Entry 3) — Full-time

Course outline

If you have mild learning difficulties and/or disabilities and would like to learn a range of skills including employability in a supportive environment, then this course could be perfect for you.

This course is for learners with mild learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

You will study English, maths, ICT, personal and social development, independent living and employability skills.

There is a range of vocational elements which can include:

  • Art and design
  • Sport/outdoor pursuits
  • Cookery
  • Drama/film studies
  • Enterprise

There is also comprehensive enrichment elements built into the programme and an opportunity for some students to undertake work experience placements and/or supported internships.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2024/25.

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Location Date
664 Nuthall Road

Start: Monday 2nd September 2024

Course code: C000236 / Q001396


Pearson BTEC Certificate in Vocational Studies (Entry 3)

BTEC Level 1 Vocational Studies


1 year

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

No formal qualifications required. We will invite you to sit an Initial Assessment and will be looking for a result of Entry Level 2 or Entry Level 3.

If your Initial Assessment results are lower than this, you may be suited to a different course, but don't worry as after your Initial Assessment, we'll always clearly explain all your options.

Teaching & assessment

You will carry out work to achieve competence in each component of the course. You will be supported to produce a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your skills and achievements in each area of the programme.

  • Entry 3 Advanced
  • Level 1 programmes

Further career opportunities include:

  • Voluntary opportunities
  • Supported employment
  • Paid employment
Additional information

The programme is fully supported and run in small groups. It endeavours to provide a positive and rewarding experience for each learner.

You can read more about how we support our learners here.

As the year progresses you will be taken out of College on visits and activities which may incur a very small cost.

We also run various social clubs that you can join to increase your confidence and enhance your independent living skills outside of normal college times.

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are aged 19 or over you may still be eligible for funding. Check out our Financial Help pages to find out more!

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

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