Avon and Somerset Police Pathway to Employment - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This is a supported employment programme for young people with an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) who may need support to transition into employment. The programme aims to develop skills in real-life opportunities to prepare you for the workplace. It will also support the development of independence skills in preparation for adult life.

The programme centres on a work placement which starts after October half term for at least two days a week. Our dedicated staff work with you to identify a placement match with Avon and Somerset Police and support you throughout the process to ensure you have the best chance to succeed. You will attend lessons on site, at College, including English and maths, employability and tutorials. You will also develop your employability skills to support your progression within the workplace.

Topics may include:

  • Searching for a job
  • Applying for a job
  • Preparing for interview
  • Communication
  • Independent living skills
  • Personal and social development
  • Personal presentation skills
  • Work experience.

Assessment Methods

Following an initial assessment to establish your starting point, you will set targets for all aspects of your development and be assessed throughout in partnership with the employer. Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence including photographs, practical and written assessments. Staff also observe you in lessons and on work placement. Your progress will be monitored using personalised targets through a learner journey. If not already achieved, you will be entered into English and/or maths qualifications at the appropriate level, Functional Skills or GCSE. You will attend English and maths lessons every week and complete an exam at a suitable time of the year.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the programme, you are prepared to complete a Supported Internship Programme, gain sustainable paid employment or apply for Traineeships or Apprenticeships.

Course Summary

Course Title Avon and Somerset Police Pathway to Employment
Entry Requirements

Applicants must have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and want to move into employment. Entry is subject to a successful interview and initial assessment.

Attendance Requirements You will attend college for at least 2 days a week for 19 weeks and be expected to complete a week placement with Avon and Somerset Police at varying sites across their organisation. You will be required to learn to travel independently.
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