Starting to think about your next steps in Summer 2023? Why not get a head start and come along our November Open Days at Abingdon and Witney campuses for a chat with a tutor or careers adviser? For full details see our Events page - and keep an eye out for all our future events throughout the year.

And, if you have started in Sixth Form but are unsure if you have made the right choice you can pop along to our 'It's Not Too Late!' events on Wednesday afternoons. Call us on 01235 216 400 for details and to find out how we can help.

Pathways - Towards Independence (pre entry level)

Course code: YFWT201P

Subject area: Pathways

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: E

Course details

9:00am - 3:30pm

Monday to Friday

5th Sep 2022 - 30th Jun 2023

Witney Campus

Contact details

01993 703 464

This course is designed for young adults who have an EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan) and are aiming to develop the skills to make independent choices, communicate effectively, explore the world around them and prepare them for adulthood including being able to live more independently. There is also an emphasis on encouraging greater social and academic confidence, travel training, cooking skills, engaging within the local community, and keeping safe and healthy.

Year 1 : 5 days a week
Year 2 : 4 days a week

The course has a varied curriculum guided by EHCP outcomes which comprises of practical, classroom-based and off –site learning activities. Example of topics covered:

- Communication to support learning, life and independence.
- Embedded literacy, numeracy and ICT.
- Creative Art
- Propeller Social Enterprise projects
- Skills relevant to daily living and independence
- Personal skills – Health and Wellbeing
- Rights and responsibilities
- Tutorial
- Sports
- Enrichment
- Community engagement (road safety and travel training)
- Swimming and hydrotherapy (year 1)
- External provision SALT, Physiotherapy, OT (as identified in EHCP)

Personalised according to students needs
At an appropriate time depending on progress made against EHCP outcomes students could transition onto our Developing Independence course, Living Independently course or adult social care.
Places on these courses are coordinated through the EHCP Consultation process via Oxfordshire County Council SEN team, students will also be assessed during transition meetings to be able to confirm a Pathways placement.

To arrange a visit or find out more information on the Pathways provision please contact our Pathways Transitions Coordinator -
As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Students are assessed using RARPA (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement)