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What career opportunities can this lead to?

On successful completion of this course you may progress onto a range of courses at Eastleigh College, including the Introductory Certificate in Vocational Studies at Level 1 or the Developing Enterprise Programme. If appropriate, you may prefer to apply for a more specific work related course which may prepare you for employment or you may feel ready to look for employment.

What are the entry requirements?

You will require an appropriate entry level qualification and complete a successful interview and assessment morning in college, demonstrating interest and commitment to study and working as part of a team. You will need to have an Education, Health and Care Plan.

What does this programme involve?

This programme is aimed at re-enforcing and extending independence, work and social skills.

You will study a wide range of subjects including Functional Skills, Maths, English, IT, Workskills, Drama, Career Opportunities, Catering, Researching a Tourist Destination, Business Administration. You will also have two weeks work experience and one day voluntary work every week.

All students take part in our annual showcase event, both as performers and as the front of house team

There are also off-site enrichment activities arranged where you will experience a range of leisure and outdoor pursuits, including a trip to Marwell Activity Centre for team building and problem solving in the first term.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will be taught by lecturers who are qualified and experienced in teaching students with learning difficulties. All staff will help you to develop skills such as communication, time management, working as part of a team and problem solving. You will also have your own Personal Tutor who will help you with your personal and social development.

What else do I need to know?

This is a one year course for students with moderate learning difficulties who want to develop their life skills with a view to joining the workforce on completion. Three components comprising Customer Service, Office Skills and Catering are concentrated on in order to provide support for students working towards independent living and work. Course groups are small and support is available to meet a wide range of learning styles.
This course is designed for students with a learning difficulty and/or disability who are working at, or towards, Entry 3 level.

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*
PLWA Eastleigh College 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

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.

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