Transitions is designed for young people who are undecided about their future career. Consider this programme if you feel you are not yet ready or able to access a full-time course at Level 1 or if you feel you still need support to enter the world of work.
This personalised programme is ideal if you feel you need support to enter employment, to set a future career pathway and to progress your studies.
There are no formal entry requirements. All applicants will have an individual advice and guidance interview to assess their needs and suitability for the course.
You will work towards achieving a Functional English and Maths qualification and an Award or Certificate in Skills for Employment and Further Learning. You will have the opportunity to take part in a work placement or taster in other areas across the College such as Retail, Health and Social Care, Motor Vehicle and Construction.
You will produce a portfolio of evidence and will be supported to work towards numeracy, literacy and personal targets which will be reviewed every half term. You will also sit a Functional English and Maths controlled assessment. Any inclusion and support needs will be assessed and reviewed throughout the year and we will work hard to give you the support you need.
You will be asked to make a voluntary contribution to trips throughout the year and may be asked to provide some personal safety equipment for your chosen options.
You can progress to a Level 1 introductory course at Derby College. Alternatively you can seek employment or training.
Student Pavandeep Tiwana is all set for taking up an apprenticeship following a successful work placement organised through her Derby College Transitions course.
Eighteen-year-old Pavandeep said the year-long course had boosted her confidence and put her on the road to her ideal job.
Transitions Level 1 is designed to support young people to find their future career pathway and to develop their studies.
Pavandeep, who has a younger brother, said she wants to work with children and aims to become a nursery teacher.
She said her tutor helped find her work placement at the Play Corner Day Nursery in Derby. Her time there has gone so well that she has been offered an apprenticeship, starting in September.
The Sinfin teenager initially targeted a child care course but did not have the necessary qualifications.
Instead she took Transitions and said the combination of work experience and three days a week study was paying off. Now she is looking forward to completing the course and launching her chosen career working with children.
She said: "I'm really happy about it. The course has given me a taste of what the world of work is like. I'm enjoying my studies and I feel like I'm on the road to a job I enjoy."