Pathway to education, employment and training
Our goal is to support the residents of South Gloucestershire to reach their fullest potential. A disability should not dictate the path a person is able to take in their life including in the work place. We are committed to challenging the misconceptions that exist around people with disabilities obtaining and maintaining paid employment and improving the offer of services available.
Further information on pathways to education, employment and training are available in our following guides:
Education or training post 16 in South Gloucestershire
Post 16 Directory
As you move through your Key Stage 4 education you will need to make decisions about your next phase of education or training. This directory gives you all the basic information you need.Start reading
Community learning in South Gloucestershire
We provide accessible, high quality learning opportunities for eligible adults to improve their skills and qualifications to benefit themselves, their families, local businesses and the community.
If you are aged 19 or over and have few or no formal qualifications, you could be eligible to take free part-time courses. For further details please see our Community learning information.
School and college travel
Further information on school and college travel arrangements for children and young people.
Employment support in South Gloucestershire
For further details please see our guide to employment support in South Gloucestershire.
South Gloucestershire and Stroud College – THE CHASE
The CHASE-SGS College is a NEW project, working in partnership with the Council to develop exciting opportunities for independent living and employment in a variety of industries, including the Catering and Hospitality industry. The Chase will provide much needed facilities and expertise to the area, which will allow South Gloucestershire learners to gain qualifications and life skills and to benefit from local work placements.
With over 20 years of experience in working with learners with special educational needs, our brand new state-of-the-art facilities and fantastic employer links, SGS are perfectly positioned to make this specialist centre renowned throughout the region.
A supported internship is one type of study programme specifically aimed at young people aged 16 to 24 who have a statement of special educational needs or an EHC plan, who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so.
SGS College – supported internship information
National Star College – Atkins, Aztec West – supported internship information
The preparing for adulthood programme
Information and resources on preparing young people with special educational needs and disability for adulthood are available on the Preparing for Adulthood website.
Local Offer – video resources
We have made a list of useful video resources for service users and their families and carers.
This Disability Rights Into Higher Education 2018 guide aims to answer common questions such as whether colleges or universities will be accessible, how to choose a course and what support will be available. It also covers the student finance system and has up-to date information on tuition fees, repayment methods and the support that will be in place for 2018 entry
Into Apprenticeships is a guide for disabled people, parents and key advisers about applying for apprenticeships in England. It deals with common questions such as how to find an apprenticeship, whether the training will be accessible and what support is available in the workplace.
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