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Progression to Learning and Work – Entry Level 3 and Level 1

Subject Area
English and Maths
Qualification Gained
City & Guilds Progression to Learning and Work Entry Level 3 and Level 1
Study Level
Entry Level, Entry Level 3
Start Date
Study Mode


Are you not sure what your next steps are? If you have learning difficulties, no formal qualifications, or limited GCSE grades, then don’t worry!

One of our progression courses could be perfect to help shape your future.

On Progression to Learning and Work we will support you to build your confidence, develop new skills and help you improve your English and Maths, ready for your next steps through College.

If you have learning difficulties and/or disabilities our Skills for Independence (Entry Level 1 and 2) or Skills for Employment (Entry Level 3) study programmes have been designed to help you develop skills in working with others, communication, being independent, learning and taking part in work related activities.

  Key Info

The Entry Level 3 and Level 1 Vocational Study Programmes are ideal for students who have no or limited qualifications. The study programme gives students the opportunity to develop confidence in their personal and social development as well as building on their vocational employability skills. A key element of the programme is to develop Maths and English skills to support progression routes to level 2 and 3. In addition to this, students may participate in work experience.

Progression to Learning and Work vocational study programmes cover a huge range of options at Entry 3 and Level 1 and are your stepping stone to careers in the following areas: Art, Beauty Therapy, Business, Catering, Childcare, Digital Media, Enterprise, Hairdressing, Health and Social Care, Hospitality, ICT Outdoor Studies, Performing Arts, Public Services, Science, Sport, Travel and Tourism.

With our guidance and support, you’ll grow in self-confidence and gain the skills you need to pursue further study or to start a successful career.

For Entry Level courses, there are no entry requirements, although you may be required to attend an interview.

For our Level 1 courses you are usually expected to have a grade 2 GCSE in Maths and English or Entry Level 3 Functional Skills Maths and English.

All Employability and Personal and Social Development courses are assessed though course work and portfolios.

GCSE and Functional Skills English and Maths are assessed via examinations.

Students will have the opportunity to take part in experience of work throughout the programme. This could be an internal placement within the College or with an external provider based on the students’ vocational aspirations.

The department has a supported Internship scheme for students with EHCP’s to progress onto with two excellent Bradford employers; NEXT and BRI.

Students from this course could progress onto the following learning programmes:

  • L1/L2 courses
  • Prince’s Trust
  • Qube Learning
  • Supported volunteering
  • Mind the Gap
  • Apprenticeships
  • Aspire I
  • Supported internships

Students could progress into the following careers: Potential career destinations could come from the students’ chosen vocational pathways, and could include catering, gardening, business, I.C.T., sports and childcare, community volunteering, travel and tourism, hair and beauty therapies, public services etc. Students with EHCP’s may progress onto a supported internship with Next or BRI.


No tuition fees are associated with the course.


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 ay any time.



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