Learning for Life and Work - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is for 16 to 18 year olds from both special and mainstream schools who have a range of abilities but need help making independent choices and developing independent living skills. The course aims to develop self-confidence, improve social communication and provide you with work-related options which could include voluntary work placements.

This course offers up to three one-year programmes. Each programme offers a wide range of subjects and exciting, practical units with an emphasis on life skills and employability. During your studies you will also continue to work to improve your maths and English skills.

Subjects include:

  • Functional Skills
  • Sports/fitness
  • Community use
  • Transport and independent travel
  • Practical life skills
  • Independent living skills
  • Personal and social development
  • Working towards City & Guilds qualifications in employment skills
  • Volunteering projects and work experience
  • Personal presentation skills

You will have a named tutor and key worker who will see you each day and help with your learning.

Assessment Methods

An initial assessment will establish your starting point and you will be assessed through a portfolio of photographs, worksheets and practical assignments.

Progression Options

On successful completion you may be able to apply for further education programmes in a related subject area, find employment or apply for supported work placements.

Course Summary

Course Title Learning for Life and Work
Entry Requirements

You need to be able to work within a small group, supported by your tutor and Learning Support Assistant. You should also be able to tolerate demands made by others, be enthusiastic and want to learn. Potential to progress and stamina to attend for nominated periods throughout the programme are necessary, together with the ability to communicate effectively with staff and your peers.

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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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