Sixth Form

Date (from)



September 2023


Course introduction

If you are a Year 10 or Year 11 pupil, then this programme can help you make informed decisions about what you want to do after you leave school.

You will attend the College one morning a week alongside your support assistant, which will help ensure you have a comfortable experience.

The course is designed to give you full access to a college environment and enable you to try out different subjects that interest you.

Why choose Brock for LINK?

The link programme is designed to give school pupils a realistic experience of our Foundation Studies provision.

It aims to build confidence and help learners make the right choices about their next steps. 

Importantly, we can answer the many questions that young people and their families may have about moving into further education.

Teaching & learning

Components of this course are varied and include structured teamwork activities and group discussion sessions.

There is also a focus on independent living skills, which is aided by our on-campus dwelling, known as The Lodge.

In addition, learners will interact with current students, explore the campus, make snacks, visit Brockenhurst village and use cameras to produce a photographic map.

Course structure

You will participate in activities both in the classroom and around the campus which will help you familiarise yourself with the college environment.

Minimum entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

You may wish to attend a taster day/session. Please contact the department to arrange this. 

How will I be assessed?

There are no formal assessments for our link programme. 

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?

Following this course you will have a better practical understanding of what it would be like to be a student at college.

This will ease your mind and prepare you for starting a course.

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  • 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.

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