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Bradford College

Preparing for Life for SEND

Study Level
Entry Level 2
Course Type
Entry Level
1 Academic Year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode


If you have learning difficulties and/or disabilities and want to become more confident and independent in life, 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 Independence course offers school leavers, aged 16-25 with Education Health Care plans, the next step in their learning experience, based within a discreet provision in the College environment.

The Pathway to Supported Employment offers a bespoke programme of study for students who are working towards Entry Level 2 in their communication and personal skills. The course has been mapped to the Preparing for Adulthood outcomes and aims to develop and support young people in developing essential skills for life and work.

  Key Info

  • Communication skills
  • Number skills
  • Cooking & budgeting skills
  • Wellbeing & health
  • Personal & social development
  • Confidence in your community
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Active citizenship through social action projects
  • Enterprise & employability skills
  • Enrichment programme that includes; forest schools & horticulture, arts & crafts, performing arts, cooking and sports

Learning is focused on the importance of developing skills for independence and work and is a mixture of classroom based and practical activities. Students will spend time out in the community and in our college flat, developing essential life skills. Students will take part in a range of enterprise activities, including the skills café project, the market garden and cultural crafts.

Students will develop work skills through participation in social action projects with local community groups and employers.

Learning, break and lunch times will be supported by our Additional Learning Support team. You will take part in an enrichment carousel to try new things, have fun and be healthy in body and mind.

Learning will be tailored to your Preparing for Adulthood and EHCP outcomes to ensure you are making personal progress, have the best educational experience and fully engage with the world around you.

Your transition will be supported every step of the way through our transitions taster programme with Purple Patch Arts, your tutorial and EHCP review.

The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of Independence and Personal Development skills, communication and number skills, a tutorial programme, enrichment and experience of work.

Learners will be supported to progress and may move onto ourSupported Internship DFN Project SEARCH, supported volunteering, adult social care, independent living or other community activities.

EHCP and ability to work towards Entry 1

Students will work towards an Entry level 2 Gateway Qualification. Students will build up a portfolio of evidence through written work, practical tasks and observations. Students will also work towards meeting personal and EHCP 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.

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to further study or employment. The course will help to build up confidence in independence, and can lead students to live rewarding and fulfilled lives.

Learners will be supported to progress and may move onto our Supported Internship DFN Project SEARCH, supported volunteering, adult social care, independent living or other community activities.

If you are 19 years old or over you may need to pay fees for your Further Education studies.

Course fees depend on your age and course level.

You may be exempt from paying fees though, or eligible to pay a reduced fee – known as fee remission.

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
Bradford City Community Foundation
Canal & River Trust
Purple Patch Arts