Places are still available on our Supported Internship starting in September 2021, in partnership with London Borough of Sutton.

Click here for details and how to apply.

Pathway to Employment

What is our Pathway to Employment course?

Our practical programme has been designed to prepare you for the next exciting steps in your life. You will learn skills to start you on your pathway to work and develop your independent living skills.

The programme runs for three days per week. You will be based in college (9.30am-3pm).

Who can apply?

If you are over the age of 19 years old and would like to explore work opportunities in your local community, this is the programme for you. It is all about developing your work, social and digital skills, increasing your confidence and independence and supporting you to get the most from your local community and gain more confidence in your work skills. Pathway to Employment is a great programme to introduce you to work and support you to sustain employment.

Applicants with an active EHCP will need to advise their local authority, who will need to discuss with the student placement manager at the college. Those without an EHCP will need to be in receipt of benefits to qualify for funding. We would like to meet you for an assessment before you join us at College. We want to make sure this is the right programme for you and talk about how we can focus your learning around your chosen area of interest.

What work can I do?

Our practical programme has been designed to prepare you for the next exciting steps in your life. You will learn skills to start you on your pathway to work and develop your independent living skills.

There are different areas of work that will be delivered on this course that include

  • Creative Arts (dance, drama, art)
  • Upcycling (furniture restoration)
  • Social Enterprises
  • Horticulture
  • Digital Skills

If you are interested in a different career option, we will support you to work in an industry of your choice.

We have had work experience/voluntary placements in the following areas for:

  • Animal Care and farming
  • Building Maintenance
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Hairdressing and Barbering
  • Motor Maintenance
  • Retail
  • Childcare and schools

Our course is delivered at two levels and you will either take part in individual work experience placements or group enterprise/voluntary placements.

You will have a teaching team delivering the programme along with a job coach to support you with work preparation, employability skills and in your work experience placement. Maths and English are embedded in the programme content. Other specialist support will be provided as appropriate.

  • You will also have opportunities to:
  • Work with new people
  • Take part in work taster sessions, supported or paid employment in your local area
  • Develop your practical and social skills in work and local community environments
  • Get involved in local community enterprise projects and volunteering schemes
  • Explore ways to make new friends in a safe environment
  • Develop your digital skills for life and work

We want you to be as independent as possible and throughout your time with us we will support you to make new friends, and try new things at College and in your local community.

Do I need any qualifications to apply?

You don’t need any previous qualifications to apply for a course with us.

You will have the opportunity to work towards:

  • E2-L1 Skills for Employment
  • E2-L1 Using Employability Skills
  • L2 – Work Preparation
  • Award in Employment, digital and community engagement
  • E1-L2 Maths and English

Outcomes for learners are outstanding, teaching, learning and assessment are excellent and the extremely diverse programmes that meet learners’ individual needs, interests and aspirations, prepare them very well for life after College.
Ofsted Report

Latest Blogs

The greatest gift

Student, Jack is a very big Crystal Palace fan and was delighted when Caretaker, Rob, managed to get him a signed shirt from his favourite player! Jack said “I can’t believe it, I am so happy!” Big thank you to …

Read more

Visit from Sussex and Gatwick Police

Big thank you to Sussex and Gatwick Police for coming to visit our WorkStart students this week to talk about keeping safe online and in the community and the role of the police. What a great session, we look forward to …

Read more

Project Search Herb Garden

Our Supported Interns, who are working with Hillingdon Civic Centre have come together to build their very own herb garden. At the start of the year, our interns got together to think of various projects that they could do to …

Read more

Getting back to work!

WorkStart student Sean was excited to be able to get back to work recently. Sean works at the Cornerhouse Tearoom, part of Priscilla’s Playhouse, he was able to support his employer by leafleting in the local area to promote the …

Read more