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.
Enterprise and Communication aims to support students while preparing them for the transition into adulthood, further education and employability.
The curriculum is designed for students to form an understanding of the world around them. Including how to relate to others, communicate and be creative. The course supports the development of employability skills through a range of enterprise activities completed throughout the academic year.
The curriculum will focus on the following areas:
- Communication/Social Skills
- Vocational/Employability Skills
- Personal Independence Skills
- Health and Wellbeing
- Community Inclusion
- Creative Development
There are no formal entry requirements. Suitability and assessments will be discussed at interview and based on individual circumstances.
All students will compile a portfolio of evidence that will contain a mixture of photographs, witness statements, personal statements and course work. The portfolios are internally assessed and verified prior to external verification by OCN Awarding Body. Some students complete a portfolio which records their progress and development using RARPA (Recognising and Recording Personal Achievement), these portfolios are internally verified.
Some students will be entered for Functional Skills English and maths live assessments at the level indicated during initial assessments and verified through continuous diagnostic assessments or if they are not yet ready will do RARPA English and maths qualifications.
If students successfully complete this programme of study, they can progress onto Year 2 or 3 options within Inclusive Learning.
Progression is subject to students meeting eligibility criteria for the programme applied for.
All students will participate in small group sessions comprising no more than 8 students. The students will demonstrate skills in a mixture of practical and formal based learning environments.