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Employability Pathway (ASD) (Level 1) — Full-time

Course outline

If you have higher functioning autism/aspergers syndrome and think you are ready to move onto a Level 1 course, this will aid the transition between school and college and help you adjust to the changes involved.

We work on developing communication and social skills, with strategies to enable progress in education and personal development. There is a strong element of tutorial support underpinning the course.

The programme consists of the study of English, maths, ICT, personal and social development, independent living and employability skills. There is a range of vocational elements that include:

  • Art and design
  • Outdoor pursuits
  • Cookery
  • Enterprise

There is also comprehensive enrichment elements built into the programme and an opportunity for some students to undertake a work experience placement or supported internship.

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: C000255 / Q001512

  • AIM Awards Certificate in Skills for Employment and Further Learning
  • BTEC Level 1 Vocational Studies

1 year

Level Level 1
Entry requirements
  • 4 GCSEs at grade 3 to 1/D to G) including English Language and maths
  • A relevant Entry 3 vocational qualification and you will also be asked to undertake an Initial Assessment. The Initial Assessment must show that you are ready to study English and maths at Level 1
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, experiences and knowledge in each area of the programme. Functional Skills have externally set assessments.


City & Guilds Certificate in Employability Skills

Additional information

The programme is fully supported and run in small groups. It endeavours to provide a positive and rewarding learning experience and environment to meet all your learning needs.

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

We also run various social clubs that students can join to increase their confidence and to enhance their independent living skills.

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.