Local study programmes offering employability support

If you do not feel ready for an paid employment but would like opportunities to continue to study, whilst developing employability skills then a study programme may be right for you.

Here are some of the local options:

  • Sutton and District Training have introduced a new (2021) provision called ‘STEPS’ for young people with additional needs. Focusing on Preparation for Adulthood goals, young people will have the opportunity to work on building confidence and coping with the everyday stressors in the world. ‘STEPS’ is not exclusively for young people with EHC Plan's, applicants will be considered on a needs basis. Visit the Sutton and District Training website (external link). 
  • Orchard Hill  - WorkStart Courses - If you are looking for a way to kick start your career then this course is for you. WorkStart gives you the opportunity to gain work experience and qualifications. You will be able to work one-to-one with Job Coaches to get you on track to achieving your ambitions. Visit the Orchard Hill - Workstart Course website (external link).  WorkStart is broken down into three pathways: Traineeship,Into Work – Work Experience and Into Work – Outreach.

The aim of the courses is to enable young people to gain qualifications, experience and employment, and our pathways provide a tailored approach to our students.

Kingston College offer an employability and social skills course which is suited to learners working at entry level 2 and above. Visit Kingston College website (external link).

The South Thames Colleges Group consists of Carshalton College,  Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College and welcome all learners to their fully inclusive environment and provide guidance and support to ensure that you are successful in your chosen pathways. Visit the South Thames College group (external link).  There are three main pathways for learners requiring additional learning support:

  • Study programmes with learning support
  • Supported Learning (discrete provision for learners with learning difficulties and disabilities)
  • The Aurora Centre for students with autistic spectrum disorder and complex needs

Nescot College offer a range of courses. They provide on-going, tailored support to support students to be successful in their learning. Visit Nescot College's website (external link).


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