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Specialist Provision

We are committed to providing alternative curriculum and tailored programmes for students who would benefit from a specialist provision. Our courses help students to develop academic, emotional, social, life and employability skills to prepare them for the future. 

Our courses provide small, supportive classes and 1-1 support to ensure all learners feel safe, can access the curriculum and can move on to the next step in their lives.

For more information, please contact Lynsey Spillane, Course Director on 01256 306312 or lynsey.spillane@bcot.ac.uk.

We can provide the following courses:

Foundation Pathways


This is a full time course for 16-19 year olds, incorporating English, Maths, Personal Development and Life Skills and the opportunity to take part in a vocational course in the College and work experience. Learners will also undertake work experience and receive 1-1 support to help them transition to the next step, either an Apprenticeship or a Level 2 Course.

Prospects (Employability) Course


A specialist, full time course aimed at young people with special educational needs, this supports students through the NCFE Level 1 Employability Certificate followed by a supported work placement to help develop work skills in a safe and understanding environment. Learners also study English and Maths and have regular speakers and sessions from people in industry, they will have a job coach who will support them throughout and help them to move on to employment.

All learners on this course must have an EHCP.

Princes Trust


A short term, part time course developing team work, personal development and employability skills alongside 1-1 support and guidance to access a college course or apprenticeship. Learners also study English and Maths and undertake Work Experience.

Work Skills

A short term, full time course ensuring learners are work ready. This is a practical course covering units such as Team Work, Problem Solving, Time Management, Mindset, CV Writing, Job Applications and Interview Skills. Learners achieve a Level 1 NCFE Certificate in Employability.

Certificate in Personal & Social Development

You will be part of a programme that helps young people develop themselves in all areas in order to progress and achieve in the future, helping to build self confidence and preparing them in their next steps. Studying a variety of topics including goal setting, managing relationships, dealing with problems, developing self and understanding identity.


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