STEPS Programmes

Our STEPS programmes focus on helping young people with individual learning needs to make a successful transition to Further Education, adult life and the world of work.

A student’s starting point on STEPS is informed by their learning and progression goals, and assessment of support needs. The curriculum offer extends from Entry level to Level 1 and includes a wide range of exciting subjects.

DESTINATION

  • Paid employment
  • Supported employment
  • Vocational programme at Level 1/Level 2
  • Apprenticeship
  • Increased independance
STEPS 1 – LEARNING FOR LIVING

For students with complex learning difficulties and/or disabilities who require a high level of additional support.

STEPS 2 – SUPPORTED STUDIES

For students who aspire to increase their independence but wish to continue their education in a highly supportive environment.

STEPS 3 – PREPARATION FOR WORK

For students who wish to develop their skills for independence and employment, and work towards achievement of personal goals.

STEPS 4 – CAREER TRANSITION

For students with additional needs who require supported learning at Entry Level/ Level 1 before progressing to vocational study, employment and/or an apprenticeship.

STEPS 5 – SUPPORTED INTERNSHIP
For students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities who have a real commitment to achieve their employment goals.

Transition Programmes

Progression StudiesLevel: E1
Skills for EnterpriseLevel: 2
Skills to SucceedLevel: 1
ESOL Stepping Up (16 – 19 year olds)Level: E, 1, 2

Alternate Year 11

The New Approach Programme – Alternative Year 11