STEPS 4 – Career Transition

The STEPS 4 study programme aims to provide a progression route to supported employment/employment and/or further study for individuals with additional support needs.

Programmes aim to equip students who have additional support needs with the skills, confidence and independence required for successful progression. This is achieved by providing a highly supportive learning environment and diverse, exciting curriculum. Students are provided with support and guidance, and encouraged to set themselves challenging, achievable goals in order to fulfil their potential.

Students will work towards completion of an Entry Level 3 or Level 1 qualification in Skills for Progression, in addition to English and maths (as appropriate).

***Applications for full-time courses to start in September 2022 are open now!***

We want to make sure you have the best chance of securing a place with us. All full-time applications received by 31st of January 2022 will be guaranteed a place at Colchester Institute, subject to you satisfying the published entry requirements. We still accept applications after this date but may not be able to guarantee you a place on your chosen programme.

Application for this course are made by the ‘Apply Online’ buttons located in the menu further down the page.

If you are looking to start, or are a parent/guardian of a learner looking to start in September 2022, then bookings for our popular January Open Events are also open.

January Open Events

Course Content

Key components of the Steps 4 study programme include:

Curriculum Theme Course content  
  
Independence
Employability
Subject specific/vocational skills
Community
Personal Growth
Well-being
  • Personal, Social and Communication skills
  • Employability Skills (including participation in work experience)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Contributing Positively to the Community
  • A choice of vocational options e.g. Sport/Leisure, Art, Cookery*
  • Enrichment activities
  • English and maths*

(*please note: curriculum subjects and access to resources may vary between campuses)

*Leaning aims for English and maths will be determined by students’ prior attainment and initial assessment.

Pathways include: GCSE (for those who have already achieved a Grade 2 or above); Functional Skills (Entry Level 3 and Level 1); Themed Awards in English and maths (Entry Level 1 – Entry Level 3).  Where appropriate, non-accredited English and maths learning is considered for students who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Entry Requirements

Whilst there are no formal entry requirements for this programme, previous Education records and experience should indicate students can thrive socially and emotionally in a large, complex education setting.  Course offer is subject to a successful interview and initial assessment. In addition, students need to show a commitment and willingness to work towards agreed goals, and participate in all of the course activities.

What Can I Do Next?

Following completion of the STEPS 4: Career Transition programme, students may be able to progress to further study programmes at Level 1 or 2 or progress into supported/mainstream employment.

How to make an Application – Watch our video guide!

We have also prepared a step-by-step video guide – please view this video which will guide you through the application process.

STEPS 4 – Career Transition
LevelEntry Level
Level 1
LocationColchester
Braintree
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2022 - Applications open on 1st October 2021
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Variable

Disclaimer

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The course information describes programmes offered by Colchester Institute. The College takes all reasonable steps to provide courses as described, but cannot guarantee provision. The information is for guidance and does not form any part of a contract.

The College reserves the right to update and amend information as and when necessary. Colchester Institute will do its best to provide the courses shown, but may have to modify or withdraw a course depending on customer demand and other factors.