Preparing for life after college

From day one, we will work with you and your family or supporters to put together a plan for life after college.

We will make sure that the things we are working on will enable you to achieve your goals.

Your personalised learning coordinator, tutor and specialist transition staff will work together to support you. They will be able to suggest loads of ideas and people to see, as well as support you in talking to other agencies.

We want you to have all of the information so that you can make informed choices – whether you choose to improve your quality of life, forge better links with your community, continue in education, move into a new home or enter paid or voluntary employment.

Our latest annual report has a number of case studies of how we have supported students to achieve their aspirations after college. Read our annual report

Michael’s Story

Michael’s love of gardening spurred him on to make the most of the work placements during his time on National Star’s Steps into Work programme. After finishing the course Michael is really happy having secured two contracts working as a self-employed gardener.

Find out more

For more information about life after college, visit our adult community learning page, join our National Star Alumni group on Facebook or contact our Transitions team at

If you’re looking for events around Gloucestershire, Hereford and Wales, check out You’re Welcome, Wish Herefordshire and Disability Arts Cymru for more information. 

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