Inclusion | Learning for Employability & Progression | Level 1
Why this course?
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.
- Independent learning and research
- Extended work placement
- Accessing local health and fitness facilities
- Health and safety in the workplace
- Preparing for adulthood
After completion of Gateway 3 (Level 1), you can progress to further study or employment.
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.
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.
- 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