Transition Pathways - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This programme is designed for those who need a safe and nurturing environment to be able to develop. The supportive environment develops confidence and self-esteem before you can move on to employment or further education. The programme aims to support your anxiety 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 aspirations.

Topics may include:

  • Employability and life skills
  • Community access
  • Social Enterprise
  • Vocational tasters, where appropriate
  • Independence skills
  • Wellbeing through outdoor learning.

You will be assessed for English and maths and develop your skills to work towards qualifications in Functional Skills or GCSE. Alongside the focus on preparing for aspirations and supporting your mental health, you will be supported to develop personal, social and employability skills.

Assessment Methods

Following an initial assessment to establish your starting point, you will set targets and be assessed throughout. Your progress will be monitored using these 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, seek employment or apply for an Apprenticeship or Traineeship to support you into employment.

Course Summary

Course Title Transition Pathways
Entry Requirements

Applicants will be ready to engage with a mainstream education setting and have the ability to engage in learning with support. Entry is also subject to a successful interview and completion of an initial assessment.

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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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