Transitions Programme - Entry to Progression

This programme has been specially designed for students in transition between full-time specialist provision and supported work and living.

Students progressing from special schools/specialist provision at Entry Level 1 and Entry Level 2 are provided with a range of opportunities to gain Entry Level qualifications in employability skills and vocational experience in all or some of the following areas: Café Chino, helping in the workshop, maintaining the College garden, or assisting in the enterprise/arts workshop.

Course Content

Students will also develop:

  • skills in writing and managing money
  • wider communication skills
  • skills for independent living
  • employability skills for the supported workplace


The programme is accredited through Pearson BTEC and City & Guilds and students are given the opportunity to achieve externally accredited qualifications. Depending on progression routes, these qualifications are either awards or certificates.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but students will, where practical, be expected to build on previous skills.

Please note: This course is aimed at learners aged 16-18 and adult learners with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) identifying it as their chosen course. Adult learners are encouraged to contact Student Recruitment who will look at alternative Level 2 courses or if necessary Adult English and Maths courses that will enable them to join a Level 2 course afterwards.

Please contact the International Admissions Office for further advice.

Progression Opportunities

Where development is evident, students can progress on to a second-stage Transitions course, Steps to Success.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

Key Facts


  • September 2023

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time


Entry Level

Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact the International Team for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 23/24JFG5071


Since arriving at Loughborough College, I have gained a lot of valuable experience. My tutors are just an email away, and the campus has a positive atmosphere.

Rishabh Khandelwal

Agra, India