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Pathway to Progression

Course Code: SDH4

Level: E
Subject area: Learning Difficulties & Disabilities
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Award
Course type: Full-time, Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

About the course

Students on this course at City College Plymouth will learn in Monterey House – a purpose-built, safe and structured specialist learning environment for young people with autism. Situated at Kings Road, the course benefits from having access to all of the College’s main facilities. The study programme offers bespoke, individualised programmes of learning with a high level of support to access further study, independent living and supported employment. You can also take part in a personal development programme (this may include Duke of Edinburgh Award and/or Ten Tors). On successful completion, you may progress to other skills development courses or vocational training appropriate to individual needs.

Applications for this course are by referral only from Careers South West.

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What you'll learn

The course aims to:

  • develop your skills for independence

The course includes:

  • Functional Skills
  • vocational options, independent living skills and leisure skills
  • personal development and presentation skills
  • vocational certificates
  • the opportunity to follow individual learning interests – Ten Tors/Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • independent travel training where appropriate
  • supported work placement
  • Skills for Working Life – NPTC
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but desirable skills include:

  • the ability to read and recognise key words, phrases and basic numerical skills
  • the ability to understand and put into action verbal instructions
  • the ability to communicate with others appropriately
  • a desire to improve your work skills
  • a willingness to participate in all parts of the course

You will be required to attend an informal interview.


You will have regular one-to-one tutorials throughout the course, during which your progress will be checked and your individual learning plan reviewed. You will have the opportunity to achieve recognised qualifications through on going assessment.

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to other College courses, take up a training place, or find employment.

Important information

Applications for this course are by referral only from Careers South West.

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21. There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.


Course Code: SDH4

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age groupFREE
19 - 23AFREE

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.