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At Wirral Met College you can learn and develop a variety of different skills to help you progress in your work or life. Courses in this area are designed to give young people and adults more confidence as well as helping you to develop personal and work related skills.

If you are aged 16 to 25, and you would like to develop your personal skills working as part of a team within your local community, then the Prince’s Trust Team programme is for you. This 12 week programme will include outdoor pursuits, work placement opportunities and a one week residential leading towards a final presentation of your achievements.

Where next?

Many students progress onto college study programmes, employment or an apprenticeship.

Progression into Further Education is a 30 weeks, full-time Entry Level 3 study programme. It is designed for 16 to 19 year olds who have withdrawn from a 16-19 study programme which they started in September. It is also appropriate for young people who are not currently in employment, education or training. You will learn important skills to help you progress onto your next study programme or course.

  • Independent living
  • Supported employment opportunities
  • Progression to mainstream vocational study programmes

Prep4Life courses offer young people (aged 16-25) with learning difficulties or disabilities the opportunity to develop independence and work skills that will help them in adult life.

Course title Independent Options Vocational Options Preparation for Work
Target group Students with Severe Learning Difficulties Students with Severe or Moderate Learning Difficulties Students with Moderate Learning Difficulties
Level Milestone 6 - Entry Level 1 Entry Level 2-3 Entry Level 3
Length of course 1 or 2 years 1 or 2 years 1 or 2 years

On these courses, you will:

  • learn independence skills that will help you at home and work
  • try some practical activities and work skills
  • get lots of support to help you achieve at your own level and pace
  • work on your communication and number skills
  • have a go at leisure and community activities

We offer:

  • a thorough assessment of your needs
  • support to develop your person centred plan (a plan designed just for you)
  • small group teaching, with specialist teachers
  • one-to-one support, if you need it
  • specialist equipment
  • fully accessible facilities
  • highly trained care staff
  • close partnership working with other agencies including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Healthcare

Where next?

Many students progress onto mainstream study programmes at Wirral Met College, and others move onto jobs or independent living in the local community.

Please contact the Additional Learning Support team on 0151 551 7435or 0151 551 7777.

Where are they now?

Nathan Warham

Nathan progressed from a Prep4Life course onto the Food and Beverage Service level 2 course.

Choose to be

  • British Sign Language Interpreter
  • Communication Support Worker
  • Special Needs Teaching Assistant

The British Sign Language (BSL) courses are designed to enable you to communicate with d/Deaf people. You will learn simple and everyday language use, so you can meet and mix with d/Deaf people and those with hearing impairments.

Study programmes delivered at the Conway Park Campus include:

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Where next?

Many students progress onto jobs once they have completed their study, whilst come decide to become self-employed.

Career Oppurtunities

Salaries for BSL interpreters vary widely depending on experience, employer and location. However, full time interpreters can earn between £20,000 and £35,000 a year. Communication support workers can earn around £18,000 to £22,000 a year. (Source)

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