This learning opportunity is designed to help you become more independent, gain qualifications and learn important life skills.
It is a one or two-year programme, depending on your abilities and level of attainment.
Each year you will work towards a certificate in either Personal Social Development, Vocational Studies, English or Maths.
All units aim to develop your personal and social 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 various Enrichment activities, including: Photography, Art, Cooking and Sports.
Each Enrichment initiative allows you to try something new and work with different people.
1. Developing English and Maths skills
2. Plan and participate in travel training
3. Work with others
4. Practical activities including working on a farm
5. Independent living skills in our purpose built facility.
6. Personal social development.
Minimum entry requirements
This is an open entry course. You do not need any formal qualifications.
All interviews for the course take place from January onwards, so applications need to be received by the end of December.
You will be accepted on the course if:
- You have an EHC plan
- You want to improve your basic skills
- You learn best in small groups
- You have some learning difficulties
How will I be assessed?
- Edexcel assessment packs.
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.
- 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 a Level 1 Diploma.
Brock has been absolutely brilliant in preparing me for my future, I feel happy and confident. My tutors are all so supportive and there is a really friendly atmosphere.
overall a level pass rate
Of students gained A* to B
Of students gained A* to C