Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater Centre

Who is the course for?

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

What does the course involve?

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, including; employability skills, life skills, equality and diversity, art and design, citizenship and relaxation techniques. 

What makes this course special?

  • You will have the opportunity to develop your confidence and self-esteem by working in a small group of up to 9
  • You be supported by specialist and experienced staff and benefit from support from a group LSA
  • You will work towards a City and Guilds qualification, as well as qualifications in English and Maths
  • You will be encouraged to develop your own curriculum from a wide range of subjects

Placements/Work Placements

Where appropriate, when you feel ready, you will be able to work with our trained work placement coordinator to identify a suitable work placement. These may be within the college for a few hours a week, or at an external placement near where you live. 

Entry Requirements

You will need to be working at Entry Level 2 and above and have a desire to learn. You will need the skills to work within a group of 9 students with support. Entry is also subject to a successful interview and induction.

What are the 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
  • You will take written examinations in English and Maths

How long is the course?

The course is for one academic year.

What are the College attendance requirements?

You will be in college for four days a week from 9.30am to 3.15pm.

Are there any additional costs for the course?

  • Course materials £200
  • Clothing £60
  • Residential/Day trips £350

You may be eligible for a college bursary to meet the cost of your programme, dependent on your household income. You can get more information about this from our Student Support team.

What are the progression options?

  • Further study opportunities within Foundation Studies
  • Level 1 courses
  • Level 2 courses
  • Employment
  • Volunteering
  • Apprenticeship 

Awarding Body

  • City & Guilds

Further Information