Introduction to Further Education - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This programme is specifically designed for 16 to 19 year olds who require a safe and supportive environment to be able to develop their confidence and self-esteem before moving on to employment or Further Education. The programme aims to support your social, emotional and mental health needs as well as academic attainment.

After initial assessment, you will be supported through the process of building portfolios in a range of subjects that are relevant to your future needs.

Subjects could include:

  • Employability and life skills
  • Equality and diversity
  • Art and design
  • Citizenship
  • Relaxation techniques
  • English and Maths
  • Nationally recognised qualification

You will also be able to work towards a nationally recognised City & Guilds qualification in employability.

Assessment Methods

Staff will observe your work and give you regular feedback. You will build a portfolio of written and pictorial evidence of your learning, and take written examinations in English and Maths.

Progression Options

On completion of the course, you could study a Level 1 or 2 course depending on your level, find employment, volunteer or start an Apprenticeship if you are able to secure an employer.

Course Summary

Course Title Introduction to Further Education
Entry Requirements

You need to be working at Entry Level 2 and above, have a desire to learn and the skills to work within a group of nine students with support. Entry is also subject to a successful interview and induction.

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It’s a pleasure and honour to study at this College. My tutors and the Learning Support Assistants provide all the support I need and are always there for me. They make it clear they’re working with you rather than taking a leading role.

Jordaine Durban

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