Learning difficulties and mental health

Steps Into Work

Interested in finding out more about the world of work?

Steps into Work offers the opportunity to develop valuable skills in a place of work.

Steps into Work is designed to give participants with learning disabilities the opportunity to gain practical experience of the workplace whilst learning and developing valuable skills needed for any employment. This is a one year programme offering a great opportunity to study for a BTEC Level 1 work skills qualification, including gaining real life work experience in three unpaid placements at Transport for London .

At least two of the three placements will be office-based but there may be an opportunity to experience customer service on a London Underground station (for students 18 years or older). This programme is fully supported with job coaching provided by Remploy , and Barnet and Southgate College delivering daily tutorials.

See what our Steps Into Work students say about the programme:


'I looked forward to coming in to my placement to learn new things, like setting work patterns' -
Aaron, aged 24


'I liked learning skills, meeting the managers and working with other members of staff' -
Mathavan, aged 26


'I liked making new friends, socialising and working at Steps Into Work' -
Matthew, aged 25


'Now I'm in employment I love doing something with my day - I love customer service!' -
Richard, aged 24


'It was a very good experience - I started off in horticulture, but came to Steps into Work to increase my clerical skills' -
Stephen, aged 32


'I looked forward to meeting colleagues and improving my existing teamworking and communication skills' -
Thomas, aged 35


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The next Steps into Work Programme is recruiting now

Please contact Steps into Work  to book your place. 

Phone: 020 3054 2718

Email: stepsintowork@tfl.gov.uk