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Bradford College

Preparing for College and Work for SEND

Qualification Gained
City & Guilds Entry Level 2 in Skills for Employment
Study Level
Entry Level 2
Course Type
Entry Level
1 year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode


If you have learning difficulties and/or disabilities and want to become more confident and develop skills, our study programmes 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.

The Skills for Employment course offers school leavers with SEND or Education Health Care Plans next steps in their learning experience. The course is also suitable for those students without SEND, however who want to develop confidence at College in a more supportive environment.

  Key Info

Learning is focused on the importance of developing skills for employment and is a mixture of classroom based and practical activities within the community.

Students will take part in a range of enterprise and fundraising activities, including the skills café project and seasonal fairs.

Students will develop active citizenship and work skills through participation in social action projects with local community groups and our employer partners such as the Canal and River Trust and Bradford City Community Foundation.

Students will develop experience of work through employer visits and internal work placements within the college environment to get students ready for their next steps.

Transition and progression are developed through a comprehensive transition tasters programme with Purple Patch Arts. Students may also experience vocational tasters within our wide ranging Entry 3 vocational programmes including hair and beauty, catering, childcare, construction, motor vehicle, horticulture, ICT and more (see our Entry level 3 vocational courses for more information).

There are many fun opportunities for enrichment activities including a residential, theatre and bowling trips and outdoor adventure.

The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of Employability and Personal Development skills, English and maths, a tutorial programme, enrichment and experience of work.

Learners will be supported to progress and may move onto Pre-Internship Pathway, Entry 3 or level 1 vocational courses, supported volunteering or other community activities.

  • English
  • Maths
  • Employability skills
  • Cooking and budgeting skills
  • Wellbeing and health
  • Personal and social development
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Confidence in your community
  • Active citizenship through social action projects
  • Enterprise and employability skills
  • Vocational tasters
  • Enrichment
  • Transition tasters with Purple Patch Arts
  • Work experience

SEND or EHCP, and ability to work towards Entry 3

Students will work towards an Entry level 3 City & Guilds Employability Qualification. Students will build up a portfolio of evidence through written work, practical tasks and observations. Students will also work towards meeting personal targets which will be reviewed each term.

There will be opportunities for experience of work in our café and enterprise projects and out in the community with our local partners.

The programme can enable progression into further learning, independent living or supported employment/volunteering through a diverse range of practical skills and learning opportunities.

Progression opportunities include supported internships with Project Search.

Please note that a uniform may be required for this course, click here to purchase.

If you’re 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.


If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

This course is delivered in partnership with
Purple Patch Arts