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What career opportunities can this lead to?

On completion of the course students may wish to progress to another more specialised course at the College. For students who wish to continue on to access the world of work, Skills for Supported Employment is an ideal progression route. Alternatively, students who wish to follow a less 'employment focused' route, could access the Adult Enrichment Programme.

What are the entry requirements?

This programme is designed for students with a learning difficulty and / or disability who are over 19 at the start of the course. For learners to be fully funded for the course they will have to have an Education Health and Care Plan and be between the ages of 19 and 24. If you do not meet these criteria please enquire to find out about costs. Following application, successful candidates will be invited to a pre-assessment interview.

What does this programme involve?

This is one year programme for learners who are aged 19 and above with moderate learning disabilities/difficulties. The programme will be taught at our new Hive Centre which is on our Winchester Campus in Compton, just south of Winchester.
Learners will be working at Entry 3 or Level 1 according to their ability and prior experience.
The programme is designed to give a flavour of working on an enterprise activity while maintaining the development of English, Maths & IT and personal and social skills. The programme will run over 3 days and cover the following topics:
Craft Skills
Business and Enterprise skills

Embedded within this programme will be team working, assertiveness, confidence building, managing money in relation to a small business budget, marketing and advertising. We will be undertaking a range of activities linked to seasonal times of the year to support the development of enterprise projects.
Learners will be encouraged to continue the development of their practical skills alongside developing appropriate business and promotional skills by attending a variety of sales in college and in the community.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Learners will be assessed as the programme progresses and they build up a portfolio of evidence. All assessment will take place in class at the appropriate time.
The classes will be largely practical and there will be lots of opportunities to develop and discover new skills. The programme will be a careful balance of informal and formal teaching, group work and practical sessions in a fully equipped kitchen, work shop and business suite. Advantage will be taken of the extensive garden at Winchester Campus to develop and nurture horticultural projects.

What else do I need to know?

Teaching hours will be from 10.00am to 17.00pm with half an hour for lunch, 3 days a week.
Arrangements for travelling to 'The Hive' will be discussed further at interview.

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*
ECH1 College House 9/9/2019 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,665.00 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

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