STEPS 3 – Preparation for Work

This study programme provides students with the opportunity to develop skills for independence and employment, and to work towards achievement of their own goals for learning, life and work. Programmes aim to prepare students for the next level of study by offering a high level of challenge within a supported environment. Students are provided with a high level of support and guidance which includes opportunities for supported individual and small group work experience placements.

Delivery is through a student-centred approach involving a wide range of activities. This includes a high volume of practical based sessions, learning in the community and small group work. Students work towards completion of an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which requires students to work towards achievement of challenging, achievable goals in order to fulfil their potential.

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Subject Area(s)
  • Further Education
  • Full-Time
  • Colchester
  • Braintree
  • Clacton

One Year

Start Date September 2018
Course Fees**

16 – 18: Free
19+: Variable

Fee Exemptions Apply
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