Transitions is designed for young people who are undecided about their future career, aren't ready or able to access a full-time course at Level 1 or need support to enter the world of work.
Consider this personalised programme if you feel you need support to enter employment, to set a future career pathway and to progress your studies.
There are no formal entry requirements. All applicants will have an individual advice and guidance interview to assess their needs and suitability for the course.
You will work towards achieving a Functional English and Maths qualification and an Award or Certificate in Skills for Employment and Further Learning. You will have the opportunity to take part in a work placement or taster in other areas across the College such as Retail, Health and Social Care, Motor Vehicle and Construction.
You will produce a portfolio of evidence and will be supported to work towards numeracy, literacy and personal targets which will be reviewed every half term. You will also sit a Functional English and Maths controlled assessment. Any inclusion and support needs will be assessed and reviewed throughout the year and we will work hard to give you the support you need.
You will be asked to make a voluntary contribution to trips throughout the year and may be asked to provide some personal safety equipment for your chosen options.
You can progress to a Level 1 introductory course at the College. Alternatively you can seek employment or training.
A transitions course in Motor Vehicles has helped put Belper teenager Joshua Tonks on the road to his chosen career.Joshua, aged 17, is now a motor vehicle apprentice with Ripley-based garage Gary Owen Motor Services and is enjoying working on a whole range of different cars.After successfully completing the one-year transitions course, Joshua's dad, who works as lorry mechanic, helped him land his ideal apprenticeship.The vocational programme was perfectly suited to the young school leaver, who has always had a passion for motor vehicles and wanted help in developing his skills.While on the course, Joshua achieved an Entry Level 3 Certificate in Vehicle Technology as well as gaining Functional Skills Maths and Functional Skills English qualifications.Joshua, who is currently learning to drive, likes working on all makes and models of cars but if he had a choice of which make and model to own, it would be the Alfa Romeo C4. Joshua said:
The transitions course at Derby College helped me get my apprenticeship and I'd recommend it to other people leaving school who are keen to get into the motor vehicle industry.