Bradford College Progression to Learning and Work
What does it do?
Bradford College provides a comprehensive range of study options for students with EHCPs, SEND and other barriers to learning. Our courses range from Entry 1, 2 and 3 to level 1 and 2.
Who is it for?
The courses are for young people aged 16-19 with limited or no GCSE's. Students with an EHCP who are making good progress can study with us until they are 25, if appropriate. The courses are suitable for young people with SEND, EHCPs and other barriers to learning. The college has an excellent learning support package for students with SEND & EHCPs, including learning mentors and access & inclusion advisors, to ensure our young peoples educational and wellbeing needs are met.
How do I access it?
Please come to one of open days that run regularly throughout the year. Details of all our courses, open days and how to apply can be found on the College website:
Alternatively you can contact the following people for more detailed advice:
Curriculum Area Manager for Entry level, SEND & Project Search: Catherine Holden: email@example.com
Curriculum Area manager for Level 1 & Alternative Provision: Saghir Iqbal: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bradford College Progression to Learning & Work offer includes the following courses:
Skills for Independence: Pathway to Personal Progress offers a bespoke programme of study for students who are working towards Entry Level 1 in their communication and personal skills. The course has been mapped to the Preparing for Adulthood outcomes and aims to develop and support young people in developing essential skills for life.
Skill for Independence: Pathway to Supported Employment offers a bespoke programme of study for students who are working towards Entry Level 2 in their communication and personal skills. The course has been mapped to the Preparing for Adulthood outcomes and aims to develop and support young people in developing essential skills for life and preparation for work.
Skills for Employment: A specialist Entry Level 2 or 3 course for students with high needs, SEND and other barriers to learning who are working towards Preparing for Adulthood targets and who wish to progress into supported internships, volunteering or further study. Students can take part in vocational tasters and develop their independence and confidence in the college environment.
The Pre-Internship course: An Entry level 3 course offering school leavers or college progressers with SEND or Education Health Care Plans the next steps in their journey to employment. Learning is focused on the importance of developing skills for employment in preparation for a Supported Internship with our Partners at DFN Project SEARCH. Learning will be a mixture of classroom based and practical activities within the community as well as a key focus on work experience.
Entry level 3 & level 1 Vocational studies
A study program for students with no, or low GCSE grades, SEND & EHCP's who need to work on their maths and English, whilst developing vocational and employability skills. Our vocational offer includes: art, barbering, construction trades, business, catering & hospitality, childcare, digital media, enterprise, hair & beauty therapy, horticulture & sustainability, ICT, motor vehicle, performing arts, public services, sports, science, travel & tourism. Students gain vocational as well as maths and English qualifications. Learners can progress through the college into level 2 and above courses or into employment and supported internships.
Alternative Provision: A range of courses for students with barriers to learning who require a smaller, nurturing provision based at Culture Fusion. The provision includes Entry 3, Level 1 and 2 courses which enable students who may have previously been NEET, to re-engage with education and progress into further learning and work.
DFN Project Search Supported Internship: A year long internship for students aged 18-25 with an EHCP. Students access on the job training at the Bradford Teaching Hospitals, David Hockney Building & Anchor Housing with the aim of progressing into paid employment. Please see the DFN Project Search specific local offer page for more details or you can visit the college website here: https://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/16-to-18-school-leavers/progression-to-learning-work/project-search/
Who to contact
Where to go
David Hockney Building
Great Horton Road
BD7 1AYView BD7 1AY on a map
- Needs Level
- Universal, With Support, With Specialist Support