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    Pathways to Your Future 2

    Pathways to Your Future 2 | Entry Level | P12528

    Study options

    How to study

    Full Time

    Start Dates

    Start Date

    September 2024



    Up to 2 Years



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      To apply for this course, please email our Foundation Learning Team at and someone will be in touch.

      This course is ideally suited for people aged 16-24 with learning difficulties and/or disabilities with Education and Health Care Plans. The learning environment is supportive and stimulating, encouraging students to grow in confidence and gain new skills. In addition to working towards qualifications in Maths and English, learners have the opportunity to gain new skills in independent living, personal and social development and skills for employment, via a selection of qualifications.

      Additional Facilities and Support

      Support is provided to assist with learners coming to and from college. There are different entrances to use depending on the needs of the learners. At break and lunch times, there is also support within the conservatory and café to help with ordering food, money skills and to ensure all learners feel safe, relaxed and comfortable. 

    • Entry requirements

      No Formal Entry Requirements

    • Work Experience

      We believe that the best way to get a real sense of your chosen industry is to try it out for yourself! That’s why all of our full time study programme courses include relevant industry work experience. It shows future employers you’ve got what it takes and are motivated to succeed. Not only does it look good on your CV, but it’s an opportunity to build up your confidence and industry contacts. Our Employment Hub works with over 500 local employers to ensure all students on full time study programmes have a high quality and meaningful work placement. So not only do you gain valuable work experience, it helps you decide on your future options, from choosing the right university course to finding the right employer. Work experience is a chance to you to spend time on an employer’s premises, observing the workplace, undertaking tasks (under supervision) alongside team members and learning the skills and behaviours needed at work. It’s designed to bridge the gap between your education and the world of work. It can help you to become aware of jobs you have not previously thought of, inform your career choices, develop your skills and help you gain the attitudes and behaviours expected at work. For more information on Work Experience, please contact our Employment Hub on 01283 494599 or email

    Jake Shaw

    “I completed the Pathways course and then the Learning for Life course. I was able to learn about the community, independent living skills and employability. I then completed a Supported Internship and I now have my dream job working with trains. I am so happy!”

    Jake Shaw

    Students recently took part in a range of Supported Internships, from gardening, childcare and shop work to computer recycling, hospitality work and pet grooming! 

    Tracey Heap, Summerhouse Bakery

    "Alex started in the kitchen doing basic cooking and now he has gone on to develop his skills serving customers and using the till. He’s learnt new skills and his self-esteem has increased massively; he’s part of the team now!" 

    Tracey Heap, Summerhouse Bakery

    More information on Foundation Learning

    We believe that education is important for everyone and we offer a range of courses to support learners with disabilities and/or learning difficulties, as well as those who have few or no qualifications. Our foundation learning courses will help to prepare you for other courses in the College and/or employment by developing skills and confidence.

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    Contact Details

    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

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