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Step Into The Future

Seventeen Weeks

Course Content

This course is specifically designed for adult students who plan to return to further education or wish to update their CV. It is a flexible programme of study which aims to re-skill adult students. The course fulfils the requirements of a ‘pre-Access’ course and students who progress onto the Access course are able to transfer their level 2 credits to count towards their final Access certificate.

The Step into the Future course is designed to be flexible enough to suit the needs of adults who may have personal, domestic or work responsibilities which must be fitted around their studies. The course enrols twice in every academic year in September and late January and all classes are timetabled between the hours of 10.00 am and 3.00 pm with no classes during the school half terms. Subjects covered include:

  • Application of Number

  • Communication Skills

  • Information Technology

  • Key Skills

Progression and career guidance are an integral part of the course and successful completion of the course leads to the NOCN (National Open College Network) Key Skills award.

Method of Assessment

Students are required to compile a portfolio of evidence and will complete a variety of assignments.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however applicants will require a basic level of numeracy and communication skills.


Students who successfully complete the course and who gain accreditation may choose to progress to an Access to Higher Education course, Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education programmes, or a variety of other College courses.