Learning difficulties and mental health

Future Pathways

Vocational Studies is an important step for learners, allowing development of personal skills and attributes in order to develop confidence in their ability to work, learn and achieve their full potential.

Future Pathways is a course for learners with or recovering from mental health conditions. It is designed to provide you with the skills and support you need whether you are looking for work or preparing to look for work in the future.

Applicants should be ready to make a regular commitment to attend and to undertake some kind of volunteering, work experience or paid work. It is for people who want to:

  • Increase their confidence
  • Develop workplace skills
  • Explore routes into work or volunteering
  • Achieve a Work Skills qualification at Entry 3 Level.

What happens on the course?

If accepted onto the course you will have introductory sessions over two weeks. You, the tutor and other learners on the course will then discuss and agree the areas of study the class is interested in looking at over the following weeks. These may include:

  • CV preparation
  • How to search and apply for volunteering, work experience or paid work
  • Interview preparation and practice
  • Issues of disclosure
  • Managing health
  • Dealing with issues that may arise in the work place or when volunteering.

Guest Speakers

Volunteer providers, employers, careers advisers, mental health experts and others will be invited into class to give students the opportunity to meet with them and ask any questions they may have.

Entry Requirements

  • Many applicants will have had recent contact with mental health services however you can also apply if you feel this is the right course for you
  • You must be ready to commit to the course
  • You must be ready to commit to paid or unpaid work or volunteering
  • You must have literacy skills at least at Entry 3 - skills will be assessed at interview
  • You must be willing to work in a team.

The course runs on Monday and Tuesday afternoons starting on 15th September 2014, running until June. The course is held at our Southgate Campus.

You can apply by contacting:

Melissa Bushell (Course Tutor) on 020 3764 4432

David Holloway (Curriculum Manager) 020 3764 7611

You can also ask mental health services to send us a referral.