Steps in to Further Education - Bridgwater & Taunton College
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Course Overview

This programme will support you if you have found it difficult to engage in education in the past. The programme aims to support and develop your Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) and behavioural needs as well as academic attainment. It is designed to develop engagement and behaviours that prepare you for the next steps in your education, employment or training. It offers practical experiences that support the development of transferable, employability and personal and social skills. You will be encouraged to discover your aspirations and improve responsibility for your own learning. You will have an opportunity to access vocational tasters as and when appropriate to support progress into other full-time programmes.

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. Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence including photographs, practical and written assessments. Staff also observe you in lessons and on work experience (where appropriate). 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 completion of the programme, you can apply to study a Level 1 or 2 course or progress on to our Multi Trades programme. You could seek employment or apply for an Apprenticeship or Traineeship to support you into employment.


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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