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Social and Community Enterprise

  • E

    Entry Level

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2019

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2019, Full Time


Social & Community Enterprise course is perfect for you if you wish to gain real life skills which will give you the TICKET to employment.
Social & Community Enterprise course will help you develop your life skills ready to move into further education, Apprenticeships/Training or Paid Employment. Having real work experience will not only give you specific skills, it will open up new opportunities that you may not have thought of before.
City College Norwich is a fantastic place to build on your skills and knowledge you will need for later in life.
This course is for people who are interested in looking after others and gaining real life skills needed to live independently and move into employment as well as learners who are keen to learn practically; learners will gain a wealth of knowledge around different working environments and in addition to this you will do work placement in a setting where you have to care for and support others physically and emotionally. The course is specially designed for those who have had a break in their education due to bullying, social, emotional or behaviour issues. The class consists of eight learners giving a more nurtured and supported environment

As part of the course units which will be covered are:
Healthy Eating- where you will experience cooking healthy snacks and meals using a state of the art kitchen.
Parenting Awareness- where you will experience looking after a virtual baby and gain understanding about childhood illnesses/accidents and support available for young parents.
Making the most of Leisure time- where you will get to go to Eaton Vale and participate in activities such as Canoeing, Wall Climbing, Team building and Archery.
Healthy Living- where you will learn about Exercise, Healthy Eating, Protected Sex and Hygiene.
Managing money- Where you will learn how to budget.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. The course is for students who are preparing for employment having come through other Supported Learning courses, or who are new to college and need to gain confidence and practical skills to progress into the world of work. Interview required.

Learning Outcomes

You will gain real life work experience one day a week in various environments such as Retail, Care Homes, Catering and Childcare.
You will be in class for two days where you will use technology such as computers, cameras and smart boards to aid learning and engagement to complete a Gateway Certificate and an English & Maths functional skills qualification. Learners will be taught Time- Management, Leadership, Organising and Problem Solving skills.


Tutorial support is an integral part of your program. The aim of tutorials is to help students to become active, self-directed learners, able to set their own goals and review their own progress. The tutorial process links with other college services such as The Pastoral team, The Information Store and The Advice Shop. Contact can also be made, through your tutor, with outside agencies like the Careers Service or Social Services if you have any questions or worries relating to your life outside college hours.


Students may progress onto further courses within Supported Learning or onto other programmes within the wider college/community.

Career Progression

Throughout the duration of the course learners will not only gain a wealth of knowledge in various subjects, they will work on building confidence, improving social skills, learn real life skills and engage in a new, positive learning journey.


Students will need to have successfully applied for and received funding.