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What career opportunities can this lead to?

The programme is specifically designed for students with a severe to moderate learning difficulty/disability.

On successful completion of this programme, you may progress onto another programme at Eastleigh College if this is appropriate, such as the new Exploring Enterprise or Adult Enrichment Programme. Your Personal Tutor will help and advise you about your options.

What are the entry requirements?

Following application, successful applicants will be invited to a pre assessment interview. This is followed by a two day assessment process. Your application should be supported by an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) or a transition plan from your school/college or personal advisor.

What does this programme involve?

This one or two year programme will cover the following:

-Personal & Social Development
-Enterprise Skills
-Home Cooking Skills
-Road Safe Skills
-Personal Progress
-Money and Finance Skills
-Work Skills
-Skills for Independent Living

The programme is based on building your independence and the programme will be taught by lecturers who are qualified and experienced in teaching students with learning difficulties/disabilities. All staff will help you to improve your communication skills, money management skills, independence skills while building your confidence and independence through a whole range of opportunities. The programme will be supported by one or two experienced Learning Support Assistants.

A variety of leisure and outdoor pursuits/activities will be included within this programme. You may also have the opportunity to take part in work experience activities.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will be assessed on a two day assessment before being offered a place and assessment will continue throughout the programme. You will spend time in the classroom, kitchen and workshop, and off-site covering a variety of written and practical work, working as part of a team and you will be encouraged to make choices and follow your interests. Regular tutorials between yourself and your personal tutor will be held to discuss your progress.

What else do I need to know?

This programme is for students with severe to moderate learning difficulties/disabilities who want to build on their personal, social and independence skills, while continuing to develop their confidence and carry out everyday activities.

The programme will run Tuesday - Friday, 9am -2.30pm. Friday will be based offsite at College House. Students will either travel from Eastleigh College by mini-bus or local bus.

Please note that you will be responsible for the cost of any off-site activities. (these may amount to approximately 300 per year).

Dates for the diary

Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
BLDA Eastleigh College 10/9/2018 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,617.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Course Notice

Unfortunately this course is now full. Please select another date, if available, or click here to submit an enquiry. By doing so our admissions team can contact you if a place becomes available.