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Supported Education Programme

Course Overview

Our Supported Education programme is for young people with disabilities, learning difficulties and/or health conditions to transition from school into their adult life.   three strands are Independent Living, Employability, and Progression. The programmes are personalised to support young people to achieve the outcomes outlined in their EHCPs.

The programmes are designed to promote confidence, independence, the acquisition of life skills and a real sense of community understanding and belonging. They focus on the individual young person and what they can achieve to improve their outcomes and prepare themselves for further transition.


Useful Information

  • Mode of study:


  • Level:

    Entry 1-Level 1

  • Duration:

    1 year


Course Highlights


This course for young people with a range of learning difficulties who are likely to have high support needs on entry, but who will be expected to become more independent as they progress through the course. It enables individuals to function meaningfully and as independently as possible by developing social skills, independence at home and in the community.


This is a course that includes units to prepare learners for future employment both paid and unpaid, supported traineeships or internships.  It helps individuals develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required in the workplace.


This course allows learners who are unsure which vocational route they would like to pursue as a career, to experience a variety of courses across college i.e Music, Art, Hair & Beauty, Culinary skills, Construction & Plumbing whilst giving them the opportunity to improve their English, Maths, ICT and Employability Skills.

Elements of every strand including a variety of vocational elements and units can be chosen to create personalised courses suited to individual need.

Out study programme always includes English and Maths and can include specialist qualifications which could be external or internal.


Careers and Further Opportunities

Once students have developed their academic skills and are able to study in a mainstream environment they may go on to further study at Croydon College.  Alternatively, students may be supported into employment or to employment related services, or move into Adult Social Care.



A variety of formative and summative assessment methods are used including observations and practical assignments and coursework.


Entry Requirements

Young people interested in one of the three strands will have a learning difficulty, disability or health condition and will usually have an Education, Health and Care Plan.



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Tel: 01737 551 176
Fax: 01737 551 282

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