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Preparing for employment

This course is designed to explore a range of vocational employment opportunities through internal and external work experience and social enterprises, such as our Chocolate Making Enterprise or our Hero’s Café.

Learners have the chance to develop employability skills through practical tasks and real work placements. They learn the skills needed for adult life and employment by developing positive relationships, staying safe, and being as independent as possible.

Our onsite employment specialists oversee both internal and external placements. They profile each learner and then source bespoke vocational placements based on learner interest and skill areas. Many local businesses have welcomed our young people into placements at restaurants, cafes, care homes, community gardens or community projects, with our co-located partner and foodbanks.

Day in the life at Ambitious College

Find out more about how we support our learners, deliver our curriculum, and hear from teachers to find out what it is like to learn at Ambitious College.

Functional skills such as Maths and English form an important part of the course and learners work towards exams relevant to their vocational aspirations. Learners may also undertake industry-relevant certifications in areas such as Food Hygiene and Health and Safety.

Social skills are also important in the workplace and our onsite Speech and Language Therapist oversees social skills for work sessions which include: making friends, interview techniques, responding to requests, and asking for help at work.

Read personal stories, many written by our learners or relatives and staff who support them.

Meet our team of qualified teachers and behavioural analysts.