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Post-16 Bridging Course (1-Year Course)

This 1-year course aims to support students in bridging the gap between Year 11 and Post-16 Education. It is intended for those learners who have achieved the necessary academic qualifications to progress on to mainstream college but require further support to explore career aspirations and develop the confidence and independence needed to take the next steps.  Students will have the opportunity to study a range of qualifications whilst developing personal, social, employability and independent living skills.  Throughout the course you will have the support and guidance of both a Personal Tutor and Careers Guidance Coach who will help you make important decisions about your next steps. The bridging course will cover the following key areas -

AcademicStudents will study English, Maths and ICT until they have achieved a GCSE Grade 4 or equivalent (FS Level 2).

Vocational -  Our Level 1 Vocational Studies programme will give students the opportunity to explore various employment sectors, including -

  • Hospitality & Catering
  • Digital Media – Animation and Web Design
  • Gardening
  • Animal Care
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Motor Mechanics
  • Construction
  • Uniformed Public Services
  • Sports

Employment -  Our Level 1 Employability programme will cover -

  • Skills Development
  • Self Awareness
  • Career Exploration
  • Work Experience
  • Customer Service
  • Volunteering
  • College Visits
  • CV Building
  • 1:1 Careers Guidance sessions
  • Mock Interviews
  • Work Place visits
  • Careers Days
  • Transition Planning

Independent Living -  

  • Travel Training
  • Life Skills
  • Healthy Living
  • Staying Safe

Health & Wellbeing

  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health
  • Sex and Relationship Education

Transferable Skills -  Transferable skills are skills needed for success in a range of activities in education, training, work and life in general. Students will develop skills in -

  • Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Self-Management
  • Personal Development
  • ICT
  • Organisation
  • Time Management
  • Decision Making

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