Pathways Course Information

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: Level 2 qualification (5 x GCSE's Grades A – C) to include English or Level 2 NVQ, Provide a copy of CV, Provide ID, valid passport (if you cannot provide a passport then a driving licence or birth certificate), Offer of place on the course is on condition that the induction assessment has been passed within the induction period, Minimum 8 – 10 hours commitment to study time per week

What will I learn?

We know that it can sometimes be difficult to reconnect with education and training. We put together our Inclusive Pathways programme to support and build the confidence of young people who want to make a commitment to progress onto mainstream college courses. We will work with you to develop a plan just for you and help you to improve your maths and English, if necessary.

This course gives students the opportunity to show their commitment and enthusiasm towards improving their maths, English and life skills.

Receiving pastoral care, individual targets and teaching to meet their individual needs. Students can participate in educational visits, work experience, taster sessions and enrichment activities.

The main focus will be to develop social, personal and ethic work skills. Students will have the opportunity to improve their expertise in these areas by studying Laser Leaning Awards (Units). There are 3 different levels:

Award, Extended Award and Introductory Certificate - learner's ‘bank’ units of accreditation to achieve each level.

Units will be delivered in the following skill areas:

Sport & Fitness

Healthy Living - Researching and practising a healthy lifestyle, recognising the importance of personal hygiene, identifying contraception methods and common diseases that affect our health.

Participating in Leisure- Identify leisure activities in the community, costs and health and safety involved. The appropriate clothing and equipment necessary to participate recognise the benefits and take part in some leisure activities.


Understanding Diversity in Society – Understanding, awareness and recognition of diverse groups and practices.

Alcohol and Drug Misuse Awareness – Identifying and recognizing the different drugs and alcoholic beverages, the effects of using and impacts on health.

Understanding Young People, Law and Order – Researching and identifying the impact of crime on yourselves, others around you and the community.

General skills for Independent Living – Looking at budgeting and caring for yourself and your home.

Business Skills

Career Planning - Completing application forms, practising various interview techniques and researching / identifying personal career paths.

Employability - Identifying and understanding the need for health and safety in the work place. Work as part of a team and be aware of the social skills needed for employment.

100% Coursework

What could I progress on to?

Continue on the Pathways programme to improve Maths and English to Entry 3 level. Progression onto mainstream courses is availible for some students and there are opportunities to participate in work placements in the college retail outlets. Progression onto Apprenticeships, Traineeship or Prince's Trust.

£20 Kit, £50 Trips and visits

Additional Course Details for 17/18

If you have any questions please contact Student Services on (01424) 458475 or if available use the Enquiry button.

  • Course code 20010
    Course name Pathways Application Course
    Campus Offsite Premises
    Study mode Part-Time
    16-18 fee £0.00
    Entitlement Waiver £0.00
    Full Cost Fees £0.00
    Start date 01/08/16
    Duration 36 week (s)

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Sometimes it can be difficult to decide the right level at which to study. The guide below will help you work which level is best for you.

Entry Level

These courses are for students who want to start progressing up the qualifications levels or have no previous qualifications.

Vocational Level 1

You must have a mixture of grades E to G at GCSE to study at this level.

Vocational Level 2

You must have two grade D's and two grade E's at GCSE or a relevant level 1 qualification to study at this level.

Vocational Level 3

These courses are equivalent to A levels, you must have at least four GCSE's at grade C or above or a relevant level 2 qualification.

A Levels

A levels are level 3 courses, you must have or expect 5 A-C grades at GCSE level including Maths and English.
Foundation Degree and Degree Our university courses typically require a relevant level 3 qualification or 120 UCAS points.