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Address City College Norwich, Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR2 2LJ

01603 773311


  • E

    Entry Level

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2021

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2021, Full Time


The Inspire course provides a structured and secure environment whilst allowing students to experience a varied college curriculum. The course aims to support and stretch students to become as independent as possible encouraging them to embrace adult life. The Inspire course aims to introduce students to college in a small group environment in order to develop their social skills and ability to learn alongside others.

There is a focus on progression and the course aims to prepare students for their next step whether this is a further course within City College Norwich or to other services. The course is designed for pre-entry level and entry level 1 who need to develop their communication, independence and social skills. Students work towards individualised goals and targets alongside their EHCP. We aim to enable our students to be come more confident learners.

Staff will challenge students to continuously progress throughout the year we support the students’ needs and aspirations for adult life. Due to the individualised nature of the course it is suitable for students working between pre-entry and entry who may need more support than on Links course within the area.

The curriculum covers:
Communication and literacy
Communication through music
The world around us
Life skills and Independence
Personal development and adult relationships
Road safety

Why Our College?

Specialist facilities

We have purpose built facilities for our inclusive learning students, including our purpose build Rug Room for students with Autistic Spectrum disorders, and our PAL building, for students who are preparing for adult life.

A centre for excellence

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has named City College Norwich as one of three Centres for Excellence in SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) in England

Bespoke programmes

Our Inclusive Learning courses help you to progress to your next step through our bespoke group programmes delivered by a team of dedicated staff

Entry Requirements

This course is for young people aged 16-25 who may have moderate to severe learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders, emotional and behavioural difficulties or communication difficulties.


There is no formal assessment on this programme. Students will have their progress towards individual targets continuously assessed and reviewed. Reviews with students and their parents/carers will take place throughout the year. Progression is tracked through target setting and an assessment of functional living skills.


Students may progress onto further courses within Inclusive Learning or onto other programmes within the community.

Career Progression

If appropriate some students may progress to the Enterprise courses within Inclusive Learning in the vocational areas of Retail, Hospitality or Horticulture. It is also possible that students may be able to access supported work experience opportunities while they are on the course.


Students will need to have successfully applied for and received funding. There will be some small costs throughout the year towards cooking, snacks and some activities. We may go on a residential in the summer term and will ask for a contribution towards this. If you are unable to make these contributions you will need to discuss alternative arrangements with the course tutor.

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