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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Progression on completion of the course will depend upon individual performance, attitude and attendance with successful learners being offered transition into the vocational Level 2 programme of their choice. Those wishing to transfer to a vocational area with specific skill requirements may have to engage with further level 1 programmes to develop those skills.

What are the entry requirements?

This course is suitable for individuals who have limited academic ability as a result of;
oMild learning difficulties
oAnxiety or social issues
oAnger management
oHave been excluded
o Who have not met the entry requirement for their chosen learning programme
oWho are unsure of their future career options
oHave attended full time courses but have found it difficult to maintain the pace
oWere NEET

And are between 16- 18 (24 if supported with an EHCP) or first year vocational learners entering College with similar barriers to progression.

What does this programme involve?

KickStart is a Level 1 preparatory programme designed to support under achieving or NEET, first year, level one learners in their goal of gaining entry to a vocational level 2 career programme of their choice. This is achieved through a range of taster vocational orientated modules supporting a core skills programme to enable individuals to gain entry qualifications or experience to access a suitable level 2 programme to support their career goals.

The programme will run over three full study days between 09:00 and 16:15 daily over 34 weeks.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

The programme will contain four core elements;
-English - This will be offered at an appropriate level for each individual.
-Maths - This will be offered at an appropriate level for each individual.
-ICT - This will be offered at Level 1 and Entry levels.
-Employability Skills - This will be offered as part of a recognised qualification at Level 1 or Entry 3.

Core learning will be supported with numerous vocational options that learners may opt in or out of as per the programme timetable as their interests are identified. Vocational options may be selected from;

-Hospitality & Catering
-Hair & Beauty
-Construction skills
-Sport/Public Services
-Travel & Tourism
-Computer Science
-Social Enterprise

All learners who have not achieved a GCSE A*-C or 9-4 grade for Maths or English will be required to engage with an appropriate maths or English programme until the GCSE Grade C or equivalent has been achieved.

What else do I need to know?

Individuals will have the opportunity to change their vocational options for each of the 5-week half-term cycles. This will enable individuals to sample various options prior to committing to a follow-on programme. Individuals should also be able to continue with a themed programme throughout the duration of the year should they so choose.

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*
BIKS1 Eastleigh College 17/9/2018 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £2,117.00 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

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