Options for school leavers with special needs

South Essex College

South Essex College has campuses in Thurrock, Basildon and Southend. It offers a wide range of courses across its campuses, including the example course below.

For full details of all courses, go to South Essex College: courses.

Pathways to Independence – Entry Level to Level 1

This is an ideal course for developing the skills required to gain employment.

Entry requirements:

  • an education, health and care (EHC) plan
  • successful attendance at interview
  • show an ability to work at the required level in an assessment

Course structure:

  • strengths and qualities required for the workplace
  • preparing for the workplace, enterprise, exploring job opportunities, maintaining standards
  • maths and English
  • attend employment-related workshops
  • take part in employer-related community projects
  • work experience or voluntary placement

Assessment and feedback:

  • by portfolio

Course cost:

  • free

Go to South Essex College: Pathways to Independence Entry Level to Level 1.