Would you like to get a job but don’t feel ready to enter the world of work yet? Do you need help to develop your personal, social and employment skills? Do you like to work at your own pace? Are you eager to learn but need extra help in developing your skills? If this sounds like you, then Horizons will get you on the right track. Our courses offer a personal learning programme that allows you to make your own choices and work towards your own learning needs. You will develop a range of personal, social and vocational skills that will help you progress to further study or prepare for the world of work.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
To benefit from the course, you will need a reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy skills with an accompanying level of general education. You will also need to show an interest in a specific vocational area plus a willingness and ability to gain employment (either paid or voluntary). A satisfactory reference is also required.
We welcome referrals from mainstream schools, special schools, other colleges, SGSS, Social Services, parents or carers. We also welcome self-referral. We will invite you to attend an interview before you begin the course.
How will I be assessed?
You will receive an ongoing assessment of your needs, with personal targets set to promote your learning and support progression. You will complete a folder of your work. Your tutor will mark your work and meet with you to give you feedback.
What can I do next
If you achieve a reasonable standard of performance and achievement on this course, you may wish to explore one of the Inclusive Learning Curriculum courses offered at the College e.g. Catering or Care. However, for those who have achieved their Functional Skills Level 1, it may be suitable to consider progression onto a Level 2 course at college.
Progression into work is also encouraged and supported either directly from the Horizons course or via the Supported Internships programme.
- English and maths functional skills
- Work experience
- Personal and social development