Pathway 4, Employability Skills & Supported Internships

Students wanting to study on either Pathway 4, Employability Skills or our Supported Internship programmes will be working towards further developing their social skills and may have the potential to access other further education courses in the future.

Often students studying with us will need greater structure in place and clear expectations to access their education in a meaningful manner before moving on. Students may also present with Social, Emotional Mental Health needs (SEMH) and/or have been out of formal education.

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Our Courses

Courses are intended for students who need a supportive programme in a setting which offers high levels of staff support before possibly moving on to a mainstream college course or employment.

Students on pathway four (previously Landmark) may have potential to access other further education courses in the future, but need structure and clear expectations to access their education in a meaningful manner at the present time. Students may present with SEMH needs and/or have been out of formal education 


Employability Skills is a new course based at both our campuses. It is designed to act as a transition year if you’re looking for further education or move onto employment, but need some support to get there.

You will develop transferable skills to increase your independence at home and in the community, with embedded functional skills. You will learn to take responsibility for your own learning and recognise your strengths and areas you need to develop.

Personal development sessions will support and guide you through a range of generic and life skills in order to support your core study programme and to develop wider skills for progressing to further education and/or employment.

The Pearson Level 1 Award in Workskills focuses on preparing you for employment covering
areas such as CV writing, applying for a job and preparing for interview.

Jamie’s home cooking skills Level 1 & 2 focus on increasing independence by developing skills needed to plan and prepare home cooked meals.

You will also have the opportunity to access a range of other courses at Oaklands including animal care and motor vehicle maintenance to get a taster with support before applying for a place next year. We invite applications from students from mainstream schools.

Our supported internship programme is for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Internships are unpaid work and last for a minimum of six months. The on-the-job training will support you to move into paid employment at the end of the programme. You will be at work for up to 16 hours a week and at college for 1 day a week.

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