Skills for Progression in College

This course is delivered at several locations. Please select your preferred location

About this course

This course offers young people a gentle introduction to college life and further education.  The course is designed to improve confidence, encourage personal development and help learners to strengthen the skills required for learning and life.  Following a holistic curriculum that appeals to all learning styles, lessons will focus on topics such as building resilience, building self-esteem and the development of essential skills including Communication, Numeracy and ICT.  Learners will also be given the opportunity to gain experience in numerous vocational areas across the college, for example Engineering, Sport, Catering and Construction.

What you will study

Throughout the course learners will be encouraged to take ownership of their own learning pathway.  They will engage in activities to promote team, reflective, independent and creative learning skills, forming a base of valuable, transferable skills that can be adopted throughout learning, work and life.  

A high level of support is available to the learners on this course, both inside and outside of the classroom.  The calm learning environment and structured, person-centred delivery of this course would suit learners with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Four days per week – 9am - 3pm

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £30.00

Entry requirements

You need to have either a formal diagnosis of ASC or a need for a highly supported and structured environment. You will need to attend an informal interview and undertake a College assessment.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information
This course is presented in several different locations, please choose the one convenient for you above.


What our students say

Since starting at the College I have made lots of friends, but I also have the opportunity to sit and do independent studying. To a student in a similar situation to me when I started college I would say it’s alright to be afraid, don’t underestimate yourself, keep trying and you’ll be surprised what you can do; get along and have fun.

Vocational Access Case Study
Sean Ball
Studied Vocational Access

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE

Barry Campus
Barry Campus

Cardiff and Vale College,

Barry Campus,

Vale of Glamorgan,

CF62 8YJ