Pathways 2 Vocational Studies & Work

Start (w/c): 05/09/2022 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Nantgarw

Course Information

The Skills for Independence and work courses are designed to give learners the opportunity to engage in learning, which is relevant to them, providing opportunities to develop key skills, a range of life skills, personal skills, and attributes, and develop interests in different areas which may enable progression to further study or supported employment. This course is run over two years. The course is delivered over 3 days a per week.

What Will I Learn?

The course follows the ILS curriculum where the four pillars of learning provide the core of the programme:

• Health and Wellbeing • Community Inclusion • Independent Living • Employability

The curriculum provides a practical and flexible approach for gaining and consolidating skills in each of these areas in order to prepare learners for adult life.

Communication, numeracy and digital literacy skills are a key part of learning, with opportunities to develop and practice these skills embedded within each of the four pillars.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however an informal interview will be held. During the interview, an initial assessment will be completed to assess a variety of skills. Students' social and emotional needs will be discussed to ensure the course is suitable for learners' needs

Most learners will be working towards Entry 2


There is no formal assessment on this programme. Students will have their progress towards individual targets continuously assessed and reviewed. Reviews with students and their parents/carers will take place throughout the year. Progression is tracked through target setting and assessment.


Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.

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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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Career Progression

  • On successful completion of this course you may have the opportunity to progress onto higher level courses in a vocational area.


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