The programme is designed for learners who feel they need additional support and guidance before moving onto another programme of further education or work. Learners have the oppurtunity to sample a wide range of vocational areas.

Course Content - What will I learn?

The programme is practically based offering subjects such as equine,animal care,construction,motor vehicle,agriculture,health and social care,art,gardening,sports and food studies. Emphasis is also placed on personal and social education,use of the community,information technology and literacy and numeracy.
Work experience is also offered in a wide range of vocational areas

Am I right for the course?

You will be a young learner with a moderate learning difficulty and have a desire to progress into employment or further qualifications in your chosen vocation.

There are no formal entry requirements. Learners need to be aged between 16-18 years of age.
Employment or progression onto a mainstream programme needs to be seen as a realistic goal.

All learners are allocated a Personal Tutor who will help you establish an individual learning plan.Your progress will be assessed against targets set by your subject tutors each term.You will also be encouraged to assess your own performance.

On the programme learners will work towards a City and Guilds certificate in Employability and Personal Development and a City & Guilds. In addition learners will have the oppurtunity of achieving a City & Guilds functional skills certificate in English,Maths and ICT as appropriate.

Classes are taught in small groups by specialist teachers who have a wide range of qualifications and experience. Each class will have a Learner Support Assistant who will help you in both class and practical sessions.

What Next?

Call or email our Advice centre or contact Steve Lerwill on 01727-737714 steve.lerwill@oaklands.ac.uk or visit our new website

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

In need of more advice?

Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

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has to offer at Oaklands College

Studying at Oaklands is about finding out what you enjoy learning, with a huge range of courses including A Levels, BTECs and Apprenticeships our students are given the opportunity to make their own academic choices, and thrive in a subject they enjoy.

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