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.


  • Paid employment
  • Supported employment
  • Vocational programme at Level 1/Level 2
  • Apprenticeship
  • Increased independance

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


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


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


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

Transition Programmes

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

Alternate Year 11

The New Approach Programme – Alternative Year 11