Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater campus

Who is the course for?

ASC Transition into College is a course for School Leavers aged 16 to 19 years from both Special and Mainstream Schools. It is aimed to meet the needs of learners with a wide range of abilities who might struggle to make the transition into a new college environment as a result of their ASC. The programme aims to provide support in the transition to adulthood and independence. 

What does the course involve?

The programme offers a wide range of individually tailored opportunities to gain social and independence skills and increase confidence to engage in a variety of new settings. These are the skills required to go into FE or employment. These might include;

  • Community use
  • Transport and travel
  • Meal preparation and planning
  • Independent living skills
  • Personal and social development
  • Volunteering projects
  • Personal presentation skills
  • Work experience

You will have a named tutor and key worker who will see you every day and help with your learning. They have regular contact with parents or carers.

You will also continue to study maths and English working towards a grade 4 at GCSE.

What makes this course special?

The College has an excellent reputation, a dedicated and skilled staff team and a wide range of facilities. Studying with us provides additional opportunities for socialising and trying out a variety of vocational areas/facilities that will help guide students towards their next steps. The programme is supported by the College’s specialist ASC facilitators. 

Placements/Work Placements

Our dedicated Work Placement Co-ordinator works with the tutors to identify when students are ready for a work placement. This might be an internal placement for a few hours a week, or an external placement near to where you live for up to 8 hours. Your tutor and Work Placement Co-ordinator will support you through the process to make sure that you have the best possible chance to succeed. 

Entry Requirements

Students need to be able to work towards working within a small group with a tutor and key worker. Students should also be able to work towards tolerating the demands made by others, be enthusiastic and want learn. Students should have the potential to progress and the stamina to attend together with the ability to develop the skills to communicate with staff and peers.

What are the assessment methods?

You will take part in initial assessment to establish your starting point and agree your Individual Learning Aims. You will build a portfolio of photographs, worksheets and practical assignments over a one year period.

How long is the course?

One year.

What are the College attendance requirements?

You will be expected to attend college for three days a week from 9.30am to 3.15pm.  In addition, many students will also attend work experience for one day a week as they progress through the programme.

Are there any additional costs for the course?

  • Course materials
  • Clothing
  • Residential day trips

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?

On successful completion you may be able to go on to;

  • An entry level 3 Programme in Foundation Studies
  • A level 1, 2 or 3 course in other areas within FE
  • Apply for work
  • Apply for Project Search or a Supported Internship


City & Guilds Employability Skills.

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