Accredited Learning Pathways 16-19yrs

Lakeside College multi-disciplinary team has expertise in supporting social communication, sensory integration, behaviour and emotional needs within a life and functional skills-based core curriculum.

Accredited Learning Pathways:

Lakeside College is dedicated to providing expert specialist education to students with autism, our focus is upon achieving the very best outcomes. Lakeside college supports young people with autism to fulfil their own unique potential, we provide this through safe and nurturing education environments that meet the full range of young people’s needs.

Open Awards SFLE (Skills for Further Learning and Employment) Entry 1- Level 2

The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare you for further learning or training. This qualification offers you a good starting point for your vocational education and training. It offers a mix of personal development and employability skills alongside an introduction to a range of vocational sectors.

This qualification offers progression across and within the suite of Skills for Further Learning and Employment qualifications.

This is taught across years 1 and 2 on a person-centred pathway:

Open Awards Skills for travelling in the Community E2 – E3

The primary purpose of the Open Awards Award and Certificate in Skills for Travelling in the Community is to recognise personal growth and engagement in learning and, specifically, to recognise your development of knowledge and/or skills to operate independently and effectively in life, learning and work. This qualification aims to give you the skills and knowledge needed to use public transport safely and to start to progress towards independent travel. If you are starting to think about travelling independently and want a good introduction to the skills required for this, then this qualification could be for you.

Open Awards Making Informed Career Choices Entry 1 – Level 1

The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare you for further training or learning and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area. This qualification will support you to investigate and consider appropriate information to aid the planning of future career and learning opportunities.

Taught across a three year personal pathway:

Open Awards –Making Informed Career Choices E1 – E3 Award

  • Making Informed Career Choices (2 credits)
  • Exploring Occupational Areas (2 credits)
  • Participate in an Occupational Taster (3 credits)

Open Awards – Making Informed Career Choices Level 1 Award

  • Making Informed Career Choices (2 credits)
  • Career Planning; The Changing World of Work (3 credits)
  • Career Development and Employability (2 credits)

Open Awards Functional Skills ICT Entry 1 – Level 2

The qualification will teach you ICT skills you can use in daily life. It will help you to progress within your personalised pathway up to Level 2 Functional Skills in ICT. It could help you get a job or be a volunteer.

City and Guilds –English Entry 1 – Level 2

This is taught across three years on a person-centred pathway.

The Awards and Certificates in English Skills (3847) have been developed to provide learners with a flexible approach to developing and demonstrating the skills in English which will enable them to build confidence and provide a foundation for further study towards a GCSE A*-C in English, a Functional Skill in English at level 2 or move into employment or higher level study.

The qualifications are available with different credit values to ensure learners have a highly flexible route towards these aims.  The qualifications are built by combining an appropriate blend of units which meet the needs of a learner.  The qualifications available at entry 1, entry 2, entry 3, level 1 and level 2 are:

  • Single Unit Awards
  • Certificate in English Skills

In addition, some learners may wish to focus on developing a discrete skill area, eg reading.  To meet this need, we have also developed a range of themed awards (6 credits) which cover each of the three skill areas in English at entry 1, entry 2, entry 3, level 1 and level 2.

  • Award in English Skills – Reading
  • Award in English Skills -Writing
  • Award in English Skills – Speaking and Listening

City and Guilds –Maths Entry 1 – Level 2

The Awards and Certificates in Mathematics Skills (3847) have been developed to provide learners with a flexible approach to developing and demonstrating the skills in Mathematics which will enable them to build confidence and provide a foundation for further study towards a GCSE A*-C in Mathematics, a Functional Skill in Mathematics at level 2 or to move into employment or higher level study.

The qualifications are available with different credit values to ensure learners have a highly flexible route towards these aims.  The qualifications are built by combining an appropriate blend of units which meet the needs of a learner.  The qualifications available at entry 1, entry 2, entry 3, level 1 and level 2 are:

  • Single Unit Awards
  • Certificates in Mathematics Skills

In addition, some learners may wish to focus on developing a discrete skill area, eg number.  To meet this need, we have also developed a range of themed awards (4-7 credits) which cover each of the three skill areas in Mathematics at entry 1, entry 2, entry 3, level 1 and level 2.

    • Award in Mathematics Skills – Number
    • Award in Mathematics Skills – Handling Data
    • Award in Mathematics Skills – Measure, Shape and Space

Open Awards Personal Progress E1

The primary purpose of the Open Awards Entry Level Award and Certificate in Personal Progress (Entry 1) is to recognise your development of knowledge and/or skills to operate independently and effectively in life, learning and work. These qualifications will help you to increase independence and self-determination. These qualifications focus on transferable social and life skills. These are important for living and working in the community

Open Awards Personal Progress E1 – This can be a combination from the Maths and English units below:

  • Early Mathematics: Developing Number Skills – 2 credits,
  • Early Mathematics: Measure – 2 credits,
  • Early Mathematics: Position – 2 credits,
  • Early mathematics: sequencing and sorting – 3 credits,
  • Early mathematics: shape – 2 credits
  • Developing writing skills – 3 credits,
  • Developing Reading skills – 3 credits,
  • Developing communication skills – 3 credits

This will be taught across a three year personalised pathway.

Non-Accredited Learning Pathways:

We embed the Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) outcomes across the curriculum and we measure the progress and achievement of learners on non-accredited learning programmes through RARPA (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement).