STEPS 4 – Career Transition

The STEPS 4 Career Transition study programme aims to provide a progression route to supported employment/employment, vocational study and/or apprenticeships for individuals with additional support needs. Programmes aim to equip students with the skills, confidence and independence required for successful progression 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).

Course Content

Access to a wide range of specialist resources and facilities provide exciting opportunities for students to develop their skills in an active environment. Components include:

  • personal, social and communication skills
  • employability skills (including participation in quality work experience)
  • working in a team
  • personal finance
  • entrepreneurial skills
  • customer service skills
  • sports, leisure and recreational studies
  • hospitality and catering
  • carpentry and craft skills
  • a wide range of enrichment activities

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

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this programme. 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.

STEPS 4 – Career Transition
LevelEntry Level
Level 1
DurationOne Year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Braintree Campus
Start DateSeptember 2021 - Applications open on 1st October 2020
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Variable


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