Inclusive Learning
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

About this course

The Gatehouse is a transitional programme which has been set up to enable students with a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism, to prepare and acquire the skills and qualifications needed to access mainstream provision.

There is flexibility within the programme for students to attend the Gatehouse and also access mainstream courses in their second year. Learners in the second year can have a split timetable if they want to access GCSE retakes with Gatehouse tutors liaising with mainstream lecturers so that there is ongoing consistent support offered. Learners will be able to develop a range of skills necessary to succeed in the next stage of their career and personal development.

The course contains sessions that aim to develop:

  • Study and Academic Skills
  • Independence Skills
  • Vocational Skills
  • Executive Skills
  • Communication and Social Skills
  • Employability Skills.
  • Learners interested in future mainstream progression.

Curriculum is designed to allow learners to explore their potential taking in account the unique learning needs of learners with a diagnosis of Autism. The programme aims to develop skills implementing a personalised approach that takes in account learners’ personal, social, emotional, vocational and academic growth needs. All staff are specialist in the area of Autism.

Entry Requirements

Autistic Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis. English and Mathematics Entry Level 3 minimum.

Assessment Method

Level 1 Certificate in Progression (8 portfolio modules)= 21 credits Functional Skills English Entry Level 3 (Exam Based) Functional Skills Mathematics Entry Level 3 (Exam Based)

Progression Opportunities

Mainstream Vocational Courses EHWLC Internal/External Apprenticeships Supported Internship Employment/ Supported Employment Traineeships

Progression subject to students meeting eligibility criteria for programme applied for.

Study Methods

Curriculum is accessed through a variety of methods which encompass learning preferences, interests and ability. The timetable includes a variety of practical, theoretical, interactive subjects to meet a wide range of educational and professional progression paths.


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