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This Preparation for Life & Work Entry 2 is designed for young people aged 16-18, or up to 24 with an EHCP who have Special Education Needs and/or a Learning Difficulty and is a BTEC pre-vocational study qualification.

This qualification combines employability, personal and social skills to give learners an opportunity to develop the required skills to progress to employment, independent living, further learning or a combination of these.

The program is personalised to enhance the skills that learners want to master, and the assessments are based on individual needs and abilities.

  • Sector Overview

    Post 16 SEND provisions offer a range of courses to young people who have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) which will help to prepare them for adulthood by improving independent living skills and developing employability. A person-centred approach is used to create an individualised programme of study that caters for the student's needs and helps them to achieve their goals.

  • Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for this course are:

    • Entry Level 1 and /or working towards Entry Level 2
  • What will I study?

    This course consists of the following modules:

    • Literacy
    • Numeracy
    • Personal, social and health education (PSHE)
    • Independence
    • Employability
    • Enrichment
    • BTEC Entry 2 Qualification
  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed via:

    • Interview with Parent/Carer support
    • A written task (if possible)
    • Assessment of English and Math (if possible)

    These are completed in a supportive and informal manner.

  • Enrichment

    Preparation For Life and Work learners will participate in enrichment sessions such us cooking, art, trips or sport/fitness programmes in the College's Student Common Room, Sports Hall or at the local YMCA Leisure Centre.

  • Work Experience

    You will be offered opportunities to actively engage and take part in experiential events to improve your personal development.

  • Progression opportunities

    Successful completion of this course will lead to:

    • Pre-Supported Internship Entry 3 
    • Pathways to Vocational Studies Entry 3
  • Alumni

    Learner, Alex V - 'I really enjoy the course! My English, maths, geography and independence skills have improved, and my confidence has grown. I am excited to be progressing onto a mainstream course next year and I am grateful for the support I received from my teachers and support practitioners'.

    Waltham Forest College is a vibrant and aspirational college and will support you to reach your career aspirations. Last year 96% of learners progressed onto a positive destination either to higher levels of study, employment, or an Apprenticeship.

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