Supported Learning Courses

Start Date
Full Time

This flexible course is for young people with moderate or specific learning difficulties. Students are encouraged to develop communication, numeracy and interpersonal skills, decision making and problem solving abilities. They will study vocational subjects including art and design, IT, catering, photography, ceramics, fitness training, engineering and construction. Work experience and a residential experience are an important part of the course.

  • About the Course

    You will study:

    • Edexcel entry qualification in personal and social development
    • City and Guilds qualification in functional skills English
    • City and Guilds qualification in functional skills Maths
    • Information technology
    • Vocational preparation
    • Work experience - 2 week block
    • Residential experience.

    In addition, students will learn through a range of modules in any of the following subjects:

    • Art and design
    • Catering
    • 3D design
    • Photoshop
    • Enterprise
    • Sport
    • IT
    • Photography.

    Since each student has differing needs, the course content is arranged accordingly. The programme places emphasis on developing a student's communication, numeracy and interpersonal skills, decision making and problem solving abilities, in addition to skills relevant to their vocational interests. All students have a personal tutor to guide and support them through the course. Great care is taken to plan a course of study to suit each student's interests and capabilities. The Connexions service plays an active part in planning for progression routes.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will have an interview with the course tutor to be sure the course is right for you. For more information, please contact the course secretary for Supported Learning on 020 8326 6492.

  • Progression

    You can progress to Skills for Life and Work or a Level 1 Foundation course at the college. You can also go on to training or employment, Project Search at GlaxoSmithKline or a supported internship.

  • Assessment Method

    Assessment is a mutual process. The student and tutor will work together to set learning targets, develop an individual learning plan, and monitor the student's achievements. Regular reports on progress are made to parents/guardians.

How to Apply

Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.

Course Info

Courses for 16-18 years,Courses for Adults 19+

Full Time

Entry Level

Location Isleworth

Start Date 01/09/2021

Edexcel and City & Guilds Functional Skills qualifications Edexcel PSD qualifications

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West Thames College

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* Based on overall performance for students aged 16-18 across all levels in 2018-19

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