Our Preparing for Work or Further Study pathway enables future goals of entering employment or general further education.
This pathway supports the Preparing for Adulthood focuses of employment, independent living, good health, and friends, family & community.
This pathway is designed for young people with learning and communication difficulties who have work aspirations and are committed to achieving future goals. They have worked towards qualifications in Functional Skills, and are able to manage anxieties through coping skills.
Students on this pathway learn about:
- Employability skills including job hunting, writing CVs and preparing for interviews
- Transferable work skills through vocational experiences
- Making informed choices around career paths and future goals
- Professional social interactions and communication
- Qualities for success
- Independent travel training
- Budgeting and money-handling
- Safeguarding and e-safety
As part of the Preparing for Work or Further Study pathway, we help our students broaden their future aspirations. They gain accredited vocational qualifications and undertake work experience placements to build transferable skills.
They attend guidance interviews with a careers practitioner, and have sessions on CV writing, interview techniques and job searching. We also encourage students to make their own decisions, including learning the benefits of positive risk-taking and how to succeed.
We provide dedicated sessions to coach students in English and maths to help improve their career prospects, with options to work towards qualifications up to GCSE level.
By the time our Preparing for Work or Further Study students finish the course, they are ready to enter into employment or obtain a Supported Internship, or go on to further vocational learning
Sessions on this Pathway include:
Work in our coffee shop and bakery to gain catering and customer service skills.
Maths & English
Improve your English & maths abilities with dedicated sessions working towards accredited qualifications.
Woodland & Construction
Learn practical woodwork, conversation and restoration skills, and how to work safely in an outdoor environment.
Build up confidence and communication skills through aspects of performing arts.
Cover topics such as relationships, e-safety, British Values and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
Hair & Beauty
Develop hair styling skills and basic beauty techniques, practicing both on training model heads and then each other.
Develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work in car mechanics and valeting settings.
Build up your team-working abilities and fitness whilst working towards a Duke of Edinburgh award.
Further your skills in cooking, laundry, budgeting and travelling to increase your independence in daily life.
Health & Fitness
Gain the knowledge to make healthy choices that keep you fit and access facilities in the local community.
Become part of the selling team as you try different art forms to make products for sale at our enterprises and market stalls.
Gain key skills working with ICT and digital arts through graphic design, creating videos, photography and writing news articles.
Homefield is good because the staff are always there to help and support you. Since starting at Homefield, I have been involved in some great activities including Motor Vehicle at T.E.C.K, Woodland and Forestry Skills with Enstruct, Sport, Woodwork and Life Skills. The Student Union is good to get involved with to be able to voice your opinions and have your say. College rewards you with end of term celebrations, which are always fun!
Current Pathway 3 student, November 2022