Accredited
Learning Pathways
LEAP

LEAP Specialist College is dedicated to delivering excellence, always seeking to go above and beyond expectations.
Through highly supported and person-centred pathways students are facilitated to embrace diversity and demonstrate integrity.

 

Accredited Learning Pathways LEAP

LEAP Specialist College is dedicated to delivering excellence, always seeking to go above and beyond expectations.

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

Open Awards Personal Progress E1

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:

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 Skills for travelling in the Community E2 – E3

Open Awards Functional Skills ICT Entry 1 – Level 2

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.

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.

Open Awards Access to HE Diploma

Our Access to Higher Education (HE) courses are designed for young adults with a primary diagnosis of autism working at Level 2 who would like to study at university or progress onto a Supported Internship/Apprenticeship/Traineeship to support their career aspirations, but don’t yet have the qualifications to gain entry. Access to Higher Education diplomas can help you to bridge the gap and are the perfect way to prepare yourself academically, and get the right qualifications to study at degree level, at a range of university campuses across the North West.

 

Each diploma is tailored to a specific subject area and is a popular route by which many adult students enter university and go on to enjoy successful careers. You will develop the academic/vocational skills you need and gain confidence and understanding of studying at a higher level. Whether you’ve just started to plan your future career, or looking for a change in career direction, Access to HE is the ideal first step to get you started.

 

Our Access to HE courses are taught across two years and run alongside functional maths and English qualifications at Level 2. With a third year of study tailored around developing work experience skills in your chosen career pathway.

 

The bespoke courses are delivered via a range of methods both in and out of the classroom including tutorials, group tasks and presentations.

Why should I study an Access to HE Diploma?

 

  •  The qualification is well established and widely accepted by universities.
  • It is flexible and designed for young adults who wish to study further.
  • You can gain the qualification across two years.
  • You will be inspired by becoming part of a community with a love of lifelong learning.

 

What will I study?

 

Based on your chosen career path, you will have the opportunity to study the following: The four current areas on offer are:

 

  • Education
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Creative and Performing Arts
  • Computing

 

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

 

We recommend that you have a minimum of maths and English GCSEs at grade 4 or above (equivalent to grade C) or a Level 2 qualification.

 

However, if you don’t have these GCSEs or Level 2 qualification don’t let this be a barrier to realising your aspirations. We have a range of options available to help you gain.

City and Guilds – English Entry 1 – Level 2

City and Guilds – Maths 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

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

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).