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Bradford College

Progression to Learning and Work

Entry and Level 1 Vocational Study Programmes, Foundation Learning (Entry 1 to Entry 3) and Alternative Education (ages 14 to 25)

Progression to Learning and Work (Entry Level 3 and Level 1)

Skills for Independence and Foundation Learning

Alternative Education

Project Search Supported Internships

Our Progression to Learning and Work programmes are ideal if you are either: 16-18 years old with learning difficulties, or have no formal qualifications, or limited GCSE grades.

Our study programmes cover a huge range of options at Entry 3 and Level 1 and have been designed to help you develop your skills in a number of different areas to support you in growing your skills, knowledge and independence to take part in life, learning and work activities.

At Bradford College, we offer a full programme of care with the goal of helping our students to progress onto the next level, whether that is further study or employment. We will help you to build the foundations needed to take the right steps forwards for you.

We provide a wide range of vocational courses, ensuring that you develop the essential skills towards working your way up to the next level and successfully gaining employment. Through these courses you’ll also be able to develop your English and Maths skills, as well as building your confidence and developing new skills.

Supported Internships

Here at Bradford College, we are proud to partner with DFN Project SEARCH offering internship programmes to young people living with a learning disability and/or autism, aged between 18 and 24. The programme follows the school year and runs from September to July, offering meaningful work experience.

Our internship programmes are designed to provide competitive and transferable skills preparing young adults with learning disabilities for full-time paid work.

Our Provision

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Vocational Study (E3 & L1)

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Skills for Independence and Employment

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Alternative Provision

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Our subject areas

Art and Performance

Business and Enterprise

Catering and Hospitality

Computing and IT

Construction and Engineering

Hair, Beauty and Barbering

Early Years, Health and Social Care

Outdoor Studies

Public Services


Motor Vehicle

Travel and Tourism

You will gain

Our courses can provide you with:

Communication Skills
Foundations in Maths and English
Employability Skills
Enrichment Experiences
Skills for Independence and Team Working Skills

College Students Benefit from Life-changing Overseas Work Experience

College Students Benefit from Life-changing Overseas Work Experience

Published 6th July 2022

Thanks to a fantastic partnership with a regional volunteering organisation, Bradford College students are experiencing once-in-a-lifetime work experience overseas. Everything Is Possible in York is a not-for-profit organisation helping disadvantaged young people learn through volunteering and life experiences. With their support, more College students are putting their learning in the classroom to the test in […]

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