Inclusion | Learning for Employability & Progression | Level 1

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Course Code: FE0352-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time), Adults with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Campus: Broadwater Campus Entry requirements: Individual applications will be reviewed for appropriate skills and readiness for each level Qualification: LASER Certificate for Learning, Employability and Progression Level 1 Awarding Body: Laser

Why this course?

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These Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) courses cater for 16–25 year-olds with mild/ moderate learning difficulties, behavioural or social needs. These courses are also suitable for people with emotional health concerns.

Students gain skills and confidence through activities such as external day trips and community volunteering.

Students will also have opportunities to try vocational taster sessions in areas such as catering, construction and art, and gain independent living skills such as travel training and using money.

Courses include literacy and numeracy, as well as job search and employability skills.

Start dates

September 2022 Apply
September 2023 Apply

Entry requirements

Individual applications will be reviewed for appropriate skills and readiness for each level but you should have achieved Entry Level 3 English and preferably have a positive work experience reference.
Entry requirements

Course units

  • Independent learning and research
  • Extended work placement
  • Accessing local health and fitness facilities
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Preparing for adulthood
  • Health
  • Sport


After completion of Gateway 3 (Level 1), you can progress to further study or employment.

Course fees

This course is free (you do not have to pay fees) if:

  • You are a UK citizen, hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify you for home status.
  • AND you are under 19 on 31 August in the year you are studying. 

Additional funding

This course is also free if you meet the following criteria:

If you are unemployed, in receipt of certain benefits or on a low wage, you may be eligible for a free course. 

To be eligible for a free course, you must meet the following criteria:
  • You will be aged 19+ when the course begins
  • AND you are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £617 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £988 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
  • OR if you are working and earn less than £20,319 annual gross salary

You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol


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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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