Post-16 skills-based study programmes: examples

See examples of post-16 programmes of study for pupils with special educational needs (SEN).

Last reviewed on 11 June 2021
School types: All · School phases: Secondary, 16 Plus
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  1. Key skills 
  2. Pathways

Key skills 

Exeter House School, a special academy in Wiltshire, has a document outlining its post-16 curriculum, which includes a focus on key skills and vocational activities. 

It covers units such as:

  • Accessing the community and independent travel
  • Personal and social development
  • Functional skills: maths, English, ICT
  • Accreditation, including Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver awards
  • Vocational skills and work-related learning
  • Work experience and enterprise
  • Enrichment

Exeter House School bases a number of its curriculum units on the programmes offered by ASDAN, a curriculum development organisation focusing on life skills.

ASDAN has a number of programmes for pupils with SEN, including ones focused on improving independence and preparing for adulthood:

Please note that its inclusion here doesn't constitute an endorsement from The Key.