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You will work towards achieving personalised individual targets. Some students also do functional skills qualifications in English and/or maths if they are ready to achieve the next level. You will develop your skills in working in retail catering customer service health and safety in retail food hygiene and English and maths. You will also work in the college caf? restaurant and trolley-service as part of your course. The course also will help you in making good adult choices taking responsibility developing your confidence communication and personal and social skills. You will have a course tutor who will help you if you have any difficulties and who will monitor and support your progress. Support Available You will work in a small group (between 8 and 10 students) with a teacher and at least one support worker. Some students have 1.1 support. There is also support available in the canteen and quiet room and during lunch and breaks. If you do not travel independently you can apply for transport to college. Some students also have additional speech and language support literacy/dyslexia support independent travel training emotional /behavioural support and/or job coaching support

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    This course is for you if you need support at college and would like to work in retail or in a cafe or a similar area. Most students on the course are aged 19 - 23 and have an Education Health Care Plan. You do not need any academic qualifications to come on the course but some students have some qualifications at E1 or E2. We will assess the best course for you at your interview.

    Assessment Method

    Ongoing assessment for accredited learning and against individual targets. You will also have three progress reviews with your tutor and parent/carer each year.

    Aims of the course

    To help you develop your skills and confidence in working with customers - To develop your confidence communication and personal and social development skills - To help achieve skills and qualifications that will help you progress to employment in the future - To help you achieve the outcomes on your Education Health Care Plan

    Progression Opportunities

    Progression to supported employment volunteering or a Move on to Work course in the college


    You will learn by working in the caf?/restaurant in class on trips/visits on work placement and in specialist rooms in the college

    Career Options

    Supported employment in a shop or cafe

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 36 weeks
Start Date 02/09/2024
End Date 27/06/2025
Course Code 3SLAO9S0


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16-18 Free
19-24 £ 0
24+ Please Enquire
International £9,000
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