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Personal Progress (Pathways)

Pathways Personal Progress students at Central Bedfordshire College (CBC).


Personal Progress (Pathways)

Personal progress is an accessible and inclusive course for learners who are aged between 16 and 25 and have a special educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND). This course can be a progression route for learners who have been on a school links course, or an entry course for learners coming to us straight from school.

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Course information

Course details

Entry requirements

Personal progress is an accessible and inclusive course for learners who are aged between 16 and 25 and have a special educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Course content

Learners on this course have the opportunity to work on their skills in our independent living flat and also access the local community with support. Personal progress has a varied timetable, which is adapted each year to meet the needs of the learners and ensure they all have the opportunity to work towards their own goals and aspirations.

Subjects include independent living skills, Community access, enterprise, PPD and more. Maths and English are a key part of the timetable, and taught by the same tutor and explored in a fun, relevant and functional way. The curriculum has an emphasis the skills needed for the learners to become more independent, and to move on to the next level of education; with this in mind they are offered taster sessions in the vocational subjects during the summer term.

Learners attend College for three days each week, 9am – 4pm. Group sizes are usually around eight learners.

Learners will be working on gaining an Entry level certificate in Independent living. Progress will be monitored using the RARPA process where personal targets will be set and regularly reviewed with the learner, parents, carers and other professionals.

Next steps

What options are there after completing this course?

As in all courses at College, there is a focus on progression and this course aims to prepare young people for their next step in learning, this could be one of our vocational or employment Pathways.

Additional information

Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to College and potentially to a local work placement. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team.

We do recommend a few good resources that you can choose to purchase if you wish. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.

Available Courses
Cbc Dunstable Main Campus
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 35 weeks
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.