Continuing Education

Sixth Form

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Awarding body


Full Time - September 2023



Course introduction

This learning opportunity is designed to help you become more independent, gain qualifications and learn important life skills.

It is a one year programme that will help you transition from school into college.

You will work towards a certificate in Vocational Studies, English and Maths.

You will also learn the five ways to wellbeing.

All units aim to develop your personal and social communication skills as well as your academic ability.

Why choose Brock for Continuing Education?

At Brock we have a team of highly-skilled tutors who believe in the importance of practical learning alongside classroom study.

Indeed, our independent living facility, known as The Lodge, represents a unique aspect of learning here.

Teaching & learning

You will be assessed when you first arrive, so we can measure your literacy and numeracy in order to give you the most appropriate tuition.

At The Lodge you will learn specific household skills and work within a team to produce snacks and meals.

Throughout the year you will participate in weekly Enrichment activities, including: Photography, Art, Cooking and Sports.

Each Enrichment initiative allows you to try something new and work with different people.

Course structure

1. Developing English and Maths skills

2. Plan and participate in understanding personal health and wellbeing

3. Being part of a team

4. Practical activities could include creative art, cookery and workshop skills

5. Independent living skills in our purpose built facility 'The Lodge'

6. Personal social communication development.

Minimum entry requirements

This is an open entry course for learners with SEN. You do not need any formal qualifications.

You will be accepted onto the course if:

  • You have an EHC plan and attend an interview with the Continuing Education Course Tutors.
  • You want to improve your knowledge, confidence, social communication and independence skills.
  • You learn best in small groups.
  • You have some learning difficulties.

Level 1 studies

The Level 1 Diploma is a Foundation course. Students are likely to have equivalent to GCSE grades 1 to 2 or Entry Level Certificates.

How will I be assessed?

  • Pearson assessment packs.
  • Termly English and Maths assessments.

Information & support

  • All Foundation Studies classes are for students with learning differences and/or disabilities.
  • In class you will be supported by your tutor and, if necessary, a learning support assistant (LSA). 
  • The College’s Skills Development Team will be available to provide specialist support to students with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia.
  • There is a Foundation Studies Social Space that can be accessed at break time and lunch time, with LSAs on duty. More confident students will be encouraged to access other parts of the College.
  • There will be an annual materials fee due in September.
  • You may be eligible for assistance with funding. See main website for further information.
  • The Travel Team can assist with travel enquiries. You may wish to apply for funding to assist with specialised travel. Please contact the county SEN Travel team for further information.
  • If you are aged 16-18 you are entitled to free education. If you are 19-25 you will need to have a current Education, Health and Care Plan to access free education.
  • To receive remission you must be on a means-tested benefit.
  • You need to bring your EHCP (or draft assessment paperwork) to your interview.

What can I do with this qualification?

We will review you progress every year in conjunction with your EHCP review. This will then enable you and us to make an informed decision about your next steps.

We have subject-specific pathways that you may wish to follow in the future. These are two-year courses through which you can work towards an Entry 3/Level 1 Diploma.

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