This short course is specifically designed to support 16-18 year olds back into education. Combining a qualification in personal development, personal health and social education and a high level of support, this course will provide young people with new opportunities to engage in further education, training or employment in the future.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has various start dates throughout the year, and can take anywhere from 12 weeks to a year to complete.

What will I study?

During the course students will:

  • Explore personal strengths and barriers and develop skills that can be transferable in education and the workplace
  • Increase social and personal skills
  • Increase functional maths and English skills

How is it assessed?

You will build a portfolio of work which shows what you have achieved throughout the course and you will also receive regular, informal reviews.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You don’t need any qualifications to join Directions, just a desire to make a positive change in your life.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have completed the course, you could progress on to the next stage of this course; New Opportunities – Next Steps.

Any further


To join Directions, you can contact your Connexions Advisor, who will then refer you on to the course or alternatively, please contact Lisa on 07580520096 or email

Ref: Maxine Jones