Continuing Education

Continuing Education

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Brockenhurst College - Main Site

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Course introduction

Our Continuing Education course is designed to help you move on from school and become more independent. This means learning important life skills.

This is a one-year programme, depending on your ability and level of achievement. Each year you will work towards a certificate in either Personal Social Development or Vocational Studies. Your Study Programme will be made up of three full days a week.

You will have your own timetable, which will include Vocational subjects, English, Maths and Enrichment opportunities. Learning will focus on developing your social communication and healthy living skills, plus your academic abilities.

Why choose
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 represents a unique aspect of learning here.

Teaching & learning

Once a week you will have a tutorial session with your Personal Tutor. They will verify your attendance and support your pastoral needs.

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‚Äôs 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.

Minimum entry requirements

This is an entry level 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.

Course structure

Your English and Maths levels will be assessed by tutors at the start of term in September. You will then have timetabled lessons that match your abilities working in small groups supported by LSAs.

Once a week you will have a tutorial session with your Personal Tutor. They will verify your attendance and support your pastoral needs.

Please remember that the College expects 100% attendance at all classes. Absences must be reported as soon as possible.

What can I do with this qualification?

Your progress will be reviewed each year along with your EHCP review. This process will enable you and us to make the right decision about your next steps.

Dates & Locations





LocationBrockenhurst College - Main Site

Date & time 09/09/2024 to 31/07/2025

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