Post - 16 Preparation for Learning, Life and Employment Course (2 Year Course)

About Us

The Preparation for Learning, Life and Employment course aims to provide students with the opportunity to build confidence and independence, as well as improving English, Maths, Employability and Vocational skills. At the end of the first year any students that have employment as their main focus and have a desire to work will have an opportunity to apply for the Supported Internship Programme.

Academic - Students will study a core curriculum of English, Maths and ICT. Since students come to us with a range of previous experiences we will seek to provide each with a programme of study which is tailored to their individual needs. Students will follow either a Functional Skills or GCSE pathway.

Vocational - Our Entry 3/Level 1 Vocational Studies programme will give students the opportunity to develop key skills as well as exploring various employment sectors, including -
  • Hospitality & Catering
  • Digital Media – Animation and Web Design
  • Uniformed Public Services
  • Gardening
  • Animal Care
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Motor Mechanics
  • Construction
  • Sports
Preparing for Adulthood -


Our Entry 3/Level 1 Employability programme will cover

  • Career Exploration
  • Work Experience
  • Customer Service
  • CV Building
  • 1:1 Careers Guidance sessions
  • Mock Interviews
  • Work Place visits
Independent Living
  • Travel Training (please note - Travel Training in year 12 is essential as the year 13 timetable is not full time, meaning students will need to arrive at and leave school at different times each day)
  • Healthy Living
  • Staying Safe
  • Personal Finance
  • Life Skills
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Washing & Ironing
  • Decision Making
Good Health

  • Physical Health
  • Mental Health
  • Sex and Relationship Education
  • Health Care
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Drug & Alcohol Education
Friends, Relationships & Community

  • Volunteering
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Accessing community provision
  • Duke of Edinburgh Programme
  • Responsibilities
  • Safe use of Internet
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
Generic Ofsted Outstanding
Healthy Schools 2020
Rights Respecting Schools - Unicef - Level 1
Speaker's School Council Award 2017
Green Tree School Gold Award
ICT Mark Accredited Naace
Rebound Therapy
Innovation Enterprise Alliance
QM History 2019
Widgit Centre
Skills Builder
Discovering Democracy
Autism Award Winner 2018