A course for young people aged 16-25 who may have attended a school or college provision for students with addtional learning needs. The aim of the course is that of enabling students to gain generic work skills, improve social skills and gain independence whilst trying out a variety of vocational options and attending supported work experience. The classes are small and friendly with learning support available. The course can last up to two years but in some cases students may only need one year to gain the skills to move on to another college course or supported/openwork. Students attend weekly tutorials and reviews are held with students, parent/carers and relevent support agencies to discuss future steps.
If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.
Successful completion of the course could enable students to progress onto a Level 1 programme, a supported intership, supported employment or paid work.
No formal requirement. Entry depends upon a successful interview and link days. Applicants are expected to be working at/or towards entry level 2 or 3.
On the Pathways course, we made some shopping trips in our first year and in the second year we did travel training on public transport. We went to places like Camberley and had to pay to get on the bus ourselves. In the second year, we had a vocational option so we could choose what we’d like to do one day a week. I chose Media and I enjoyed doing presentations and performing arts in front of other students and teachers.
I’m now doing the Supported Internship and it’s a really good course. You come in to college some of the days and do a work placement for the rest. My work placement is at Frimley Park Hospital doing Housekeeping where I clean the scanners, the outpatients and the streets using the cleaning machine. They have offered me paid work on a permanent contract after I finish my course.