CourseLINK is a progression route for young people aged 16-19 (younger students will also be considered following an interview) who are recovering from mental health conditions or who are suffering from stress or distress which means that they are not ready to access mainstream college courses. Course Link offers a stepping stone for young learners recovering from MH conditions and aims at preparing them for mainstream courses.
CourseLink is a series of short courses running throughout the academic year. Most applicants to CourseLink C will have completed CourseLink B in December. Applicants will need to show good attendance, engagement and punctuality. You need to be well enough to have a realistic prospect of adhering to the Student Code of Conduct; attending at least 90% of lessons; and progressing to a mainstream course in September 2019. You also need to have a literacy level of at least Entry 3.
Three units make up the PSD module but they vary from year to year. CourseLink C students also take modules in IT, Art, English and Maths.
There are no formal qualifications on CourseLink C.
Although there are no formal qualifications on CourseLink B, students who progress to other CourseLink Modules later in the academic year can achieve IT and Edexcel Personal & Social Development at E3 as well as Numeracy and Literacy up to Level 2 - the equivalent of GCSE grade C.
Please complete an application form and return to the College - either online, by post or in person at one of our campuses.
Yes, you will need to meet with a member of staff for an interview and an initial assessment.