Supported Learning Courses

Start Date
Full Time

This programme is for young people with moderate or specific learning difficulties. It is individually designed to help students achieve their potential, both educationally and socially, and to help them to make the transition on to a mainstream vocational course, training or employment. Students are encouraged to develop a range of personal and vocational skills.

  • About the Course

    You will study:

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

    You will also study the following subjects:

    • Art and design
    • Catering
    • Drama
    • Sport
    • IT
    • Personal and social development
    • Work skills.

    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.

  • Additional Costs

    Additional Fees


  • 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 go on to the Progression to Work programme or another college course. You can also go into training or employment.

  • 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 and Edexcel PSD qualifications, related to employability.

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