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Step-Up Progression Diploma – Somer Valley Campus

Course Overview

This Step-Up Progression Diploma course you will develop your skills through emotional, social and educational support and development in order to progress to other levels of programmes.

What topics are covered?

Core units include:

  • Personal development and confidence building
  • Stress management
  • Citizenship
  • Using ICT systems
  • Preparation for work
  • Personal career preparation
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • Number skills
  • Volunteering
  • Personal budgeting
  • Cooking skills

Vocational units include functional skills, maths, English and ICT. You may also have the opportunity to do work experience and/or volunteering.

Who is the course aimed at?

The course is for learners who would like to identify their individual and personal strengths in order to progress to further study or into supported internships through Project SEARCH in order to work towards moving into employment.

What are the entry requirements?

No formal qualifications are required but you will need an interview with the course leader to make sure this is the right course for you.

What qualifications will I gain?

Step-Up Award/Certificate/Diploma Entry 3/Level 1.

What hours will I be in college?

Up to 16 hours per week.

How will I be assessed?

Your work will be assessed by a variety of methods which will include some written tasks. You will build a portfolio of evidence from the units you have studied.

What can I do after this course?

Progression may be possible onto a Level 1 or 2 course (depending on the level of the Diploma).

What funding is available?

For funding information, please refer to our Funding page.

Which department is this course in?

Inclusion Department

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Cam Building at Somer Valley Campus.

What else do I need to know?

This course is most suited for people aged 16-18 and may also meet the needs of SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Learners up to 25 years.

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more information please telephone 01225 312191, email info@bathcollege.ac.uk or visit our Inclusion Service page.


You may also visit our Student Advice Centre at either campus.

How do I apply?

Online: Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

By post: download the Full-Time Application Form and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.

In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

To find out more about the application process, please go to the How to Apply page.


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