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Our Progress to… course is a work related qualification. This is a one-year, full time course that will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare you for employment or further study. It will be appropriate to learners interested in the first step towards a range of careers including Creative & Digital Design, Childcare & Early Years, Health & Social Care, IT & Computing, Construction, Hair & Beauty, Hospitality & Catering, Health & Social Care, Construction or Sport & Public Services.

You will study a range of topics, alongside maths and English. 

Course outline

Units of study:

  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan 
  • Communicating with customers
  • Keeping active and healthy
  • Being organised
  • Contributing to your community
  • Developing digital information using IT
  • Working with others
  • Researching  a topic
  • Two subject-specific units

Learners may also have the opportunity to build skills towards their chosen career.

Some units are classroom based, others are more practical in nature and will include educational visits off-island and a variety of sport and skills experiences such as: 

  • Go-karting 
  • Rib voyages 
  • Forest schools 
  • Gardening 
  • Golfing 
  • Archery
  • Cookery

Personal development

This is an integral part of the course this will include:

  • Confidence building 
  • Team work
  • Work placement
  • Improving skills in English and maths
  • Improving reliability and dependability
  • Project work
  • Career choice explored through subject specific sessions and workplace

Entry criteria

Working at Entry Level 3 with the ability to work towards Level 1. A commitment to study and an interest in progressing to your chosen career.

Progression opportunities

On successful completion of the course you could progress onto Level 2, employment/apprenticeship.

Assessment method

Units are assessed using a grading scale of Distinction, Merit, Pass and Unclassified. Each unit is achieved by completing an internally assessed assignment set by your subject tutor.

Additional learning support

As part of your learning programme, if you have not yet attained a grade C/4 or equivalent in mathematics and English language, you will be required to study a Functional Skill or GCSE in these subjects. Students may require additional support for a number of reasons. At the start of your course you will be asked to complete an initial assessment in order for us to identify any additional needs that you may have. During your course, your personal tutor will be able to guide you on how best to access support.

We can offer the following:

  • Progress Coaches
  • Learner Support assistance (1:1)
  • Learner Support assistance (group)
  • Learner Support assistance (drop-ins)
  • Specialist ESOL teaching
  • Study lab sessions
  • In-class support
  • Special arrangements for exams