About the course

The Employment Preparation course is designed for students who need to develop their skills for future employment. The vocational subjects have been selected for their practical application and the emphasis on teamwork, which is a crucial element of any job.

Learners will develop functional skills in English, Maths and ICT by participating in a range of activities including creative projects and out of college social activities.

What you will study

  • Catering and food service
  • Manufacturing
  • Horticulture (What about Bexley and Greenwich)
  • Independent Living
  • Personal & Social Development
  • Employability Skills
  • Tutorial
  • ICT and Media
  • Work Experience

Each student will continue to develop their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills through practical application.


  • Assessment is continuous and consists of collating material for portfolios, observation of practical skills and successful completion of three functional skills exams at a level appropriate to the student.
  • The course team will review learners’ progress throughout the year in relation to the course, pastoral, English and Maths targets
  • Students will undertake work experience (between one to two days per week) during the spring and summer terms
  • The course team will review students’ progress formally three times a year in relation to their accreditation, individual development targets and EHCP outcomes

Entry requirements

  • Applicants will need to supply an Education, Health and Care Plan or similar evidence and a report from their most recent school or training provider regarding attendance and time keeping.
  • Successful Initial assessment of English and maths and interview
  • Be competent in travelling independently, able to establish a good working relationship with both staff and their peers and to participate in educational visits and out of college activities.

Moving forward

  • Students will be working towards the achievement of a certificate in work skills, enabling them to progress into the workplace
  • All students will be introduced to appropriate supported employment services to assist them in achieving eventual employment

Additional Information

  • Students are expected provide their own safety boots or shoes for practical subjects and to be equipped with pens and paper at all times
  • There may be occasional charges for educational visits

If you would prefer to apply via a paper application form, this can be downloaded here. All paper applications should be sent to Dimitrios Alexiou, London South East Colleges, Bromley Campus, Nido Volans Centre, Rookery Lane, Bromley BR2 8HE. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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