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  • Type: Supported Studies
  • Level: Entry Level 2/3
  • Study Mode: Full-time
  • Start: September 2024
  • Duration: 1 year – 5 days a week

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About the course

This is a bespoke course aiming to prepare students for future paid employment, developing working skills and independent living and working towards a Supported Internship. Its aims are to find work placements in the learners’ area of interest where they can learn new skills on the job. Students should therefore be prepared to undertake external work placements and College taster sessions. Throughout the year individuals will have taster sessions in a variety of areas, allowing more flexibility when it comes to choosing a chosen career path in the future. This course can lead to the Supported Internshipstudy programme, where our learners can experience work in real employment roles within the community while benefiting from a high level of support. Alternatively students may continue at College and progress to a Level 1 course in a number of areas.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to apply to any of the courses within the Supported Studies area at Harlow College, must hold an EHCP (Education, Health & Care Plan).

How much does it cost?

Allow £100 for trips and visits for the course of the year.

Why study?

Active learning
Our programmes run around a different projects, this will develop your skills working independently and working as part of a team.
Employability skills
Working on confidence and skills required for work.
Projects based within the local community to develop inter personal skills, confidence and face-to-face communication.
Sport & wellbeing

Students will partake in overall fitness and wellbeing each week.

English/Maths & ICT
Skills will be developed through projects and the opportunity to take qualifications will be available.

Where will this course take me?

Progressing onto our Supported Internship program or employment.


Core modules

The main focus is on developing:

  • Employability skills
  • Independent living
  • Community
  • Health & wellbeing
  • English skills
  • Maths skills
  • IT skills
  • Work experience / Tasters

How will I be assessed?

RARPA Qualification (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement). This qualification is based on criteria linked to Preparing for Adulthood:

  • Community Inclusion
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Independent Living
  • Employment

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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