Pathway to work/further education study programme

Who is this for?

Students who would like to become a volunteer, paid employee or enter self employment as part of their long term goals. It is also suitable for students who would like to access further education courses at a mainstream college but need support to prepare for further study. This course is ideal for students with few or no formal qualifications, or if you are unsure about your options for progressing into work or education.

What will you learn?

Gain the qualifications, employability and independence skills needed to enter the workplace or mainstream further education. Learn a range of transferable skills including English, Maths, ICT and Communication. You will build up your confidence through work based placement learning with the support of a job coach. Develop your independence through travel training in the local area to learn safe routes as you transition into the workplace or your chosen mainstream college.

Where is this programme available?


What’s next?

Students may have the opportunity to progress into a Henshaws Supported
Internship, volunteering, paid employment or a further education course with a local mainstream provider.

Alex's story

What we did…

When Alex started at Henshaws college he found it hard to work in a team and communicate with others. We supported Alex to understand rules for social interaction and body language, to give him the skills and confidence to work alongside other students. Alex enjoys art and model building so we helped him to identify these interests and develop related skills. He joined our Young Enterprise team as a graphic designer, and later progressed to attending a weekly work placement at Hobbycraft independently.

Alex’s next steps

By developing his social and technical skills through meaningful work experience on campus, Alex is now able to access the real world of work. He recently began a preparation for life and work course at Leeds City College alongside working at a local social enterprise which offers printing and mailing services. He is looking forward to a positive future.

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