Tutors and Progress Coaches will support students with SEND to explore their progression routes. In many cases students who access the Pathways and Gateway discrete provision do progress onto mainstream programmes – see College prospectus/website for details of current study programmes.
Employability and progression feature strongly, not just in the curriculum, but also as part of tutorials. Topics such as how to gain an Apprenticeship, researching Higher Education, living away from home, securing full-time employment, interview techniques and preparing a CV are all delivered as part of this entitlement.
Our Careers Team offer specialist and impartial support for all of our existing students. Situated in the Careers Zone, students have access to specialist staff, together with online and paper-based resources. Accessed via drop-in or appointments, support is specific to the needs of the students, and always geared towards progression and employability. SEND students can get one to one support from well qualified and experienced staff, benefiting from interview practice, CV and personal statement writing, job search skills and assessments. SEND students and their parents or carers can meet with our qualified Careers Advisers to help them make decisions about their next course option or their transition into the working world at any point in the academic year. Our Careers Advisers also often take part in EHCP review meetings.