Faculty of Access, Employability and Schools

The Faculty of Access, Employability and Schools includes courses in assisted programmes, short courses and languages. Below you can see the various subject areas and browse the courses within.

We are a diverse faculty offering a variety of pathways into education and employment. Our aim is to work with each individual student to support and enable them on their journey. Some students will engage with short programmes prior to their next step and others will spend some time with us to work on their confidence and skills before moving on. Our Faculty includes, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Assisted Learning, Skills Boost, English, Maths, British Sign Language and a Schools Team who offer pastoral support and advice to our school students. We offer specialist transition support to individuals taking their first step into, or back into, education where they are experiencing or have previously experienced trauma in their life which has interrupted their learning.

  • English for Speakers of other Languages -  a variety of programmes are available, both part time and full time. Our ESOL team enable students each year to work  towards ESOL Level 5, the requirement set for entry to further study in further and higher education.
  • Assisted Learning – full time and part time courses are on offer with an aim to support young people transitioning from school into further education. Project Search is an employability course for those who have additional learning needs and/or autism and are seeking employment.
  • Skills Boost – short courses aimed at those looking to get into employment or change career path, each Skills Boost will have input from specialists where there are gaps in the employment market.
  • Evening provision includes courses with a national outcome, English, Maths and British Sign Language
  • Transition Courses – specialist support to those who have experience of trauma and are considering a pathway in either education or employment.
  • Schools students will be fully engaged with the faculty of their choice and supported by our Schools Team who provide pastoral care and advice.