If you're unsure about which subjects or skills to learn about, these courses might be for you. Our tutors include learning difficulties and disabilities staff who can help you to try out different topics in a style that suits you. You'll get a chance to gain confidence and responsibility while learning English, maths and IT and a range of other subjects to get into work or further training.
~ Includes work experience ~

Age groups

14+, 16-18, 19+, Skills for life


What courses can I choose?

CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
Personal ProgressE1Award or certificateAsdan
Vocational Studies BTEC1, 2, 3Award, certificate or diplomaEDEXCEL
Skills for Independent LivingE1, E2DiplomaEDEXCEL
Towards WorkE2, E3Certificate or diplomaGateway, EDEXCEL
Practical EnterpriseE2, E3Award or certificateGateway
Social EnterpriseE3
Supported InternshipE3, L1
Progress to Work2, 3Award or certificateLaser
Learning, Employability and ProgressionE3, 1Award or certificateLaser
Life, Independence and Social SkillsE1, E2, E3Award, certificate or diplomaOCR
Everyday Living SkillsE1, E2Certificate or diplomaOCR
Preparation for Employment Supported InternshipE3, 1CertificateCity and Guilds
JunctionsE2, E3, 1, 2Award or certificateEDEXCEL
Steps to SuccessE3, 1

What will I learn?

  • Taster subjects, which could be catering, horticulture, business administration, motor vehicle or sport
  • Functional Skills (English, maths, IT)
  • Employment skills
  • Personal and Social Development (PSD)
  • Work skills
  • Working in a team

What qualification will I have?

Depending on which course you take, you’ll have an award, a certificate or a diploma.

How do I complete the course?

You’ll be assessed through a test, an assignment or a porfolio.

What can I do next?

With your qualification, you can take a related course at a higher level or apply for work placement in a related work area.

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