Pathways to Independence & Employment

These programmes are for young people who are unsure about which direction to take for the future and need additional support to achieve their goals.

Courses are suitable for those who may have a range of mild learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

During the course students will focus on personal and social development as well as enhancing their employability skills.


Internship Work Placement - Full Time

A Supported Internship is a fantastic opportunity for a student with additional needs to gain employment skills. This includes undertaking a work placement alongside employees, whilst supported by a Job Coach. The Internship will last for a maximum of six months for one or two days a week. Alongside the work placement, the interns will be studying an employability qualification and English and Maths at an appropriate level.

Pathway to Employment (Year 1) - Full Time

This programme offers vocational tasters in the following sectors: brickwork, childcare, carpentry, hair and beauty, animal care, office skills, painting and decorating, media, sport, engineering and motor vehicle, as well as life skills and work experience.

Pathway to Independence - Entry Level - Full Time

This programme has been designed to meet the needs of people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The range of difficulties may include learners with mild to moderate learning difficulties but with reasonable social skills and those who may find it difficult to cope with some social situations.

My course has been really interesting, I’ve learned so much and I’ve gotten to do lots of things I didn’t think I’d ever do!