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Supported Learning


We offer Supported Learning courses to support people with Educational Health Care Plans and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to gain more independence, improve knowledge and get the guidance and encouragement they need to successfully move into work.

See below the list of courses available:

Supported Learning Course List

  • Into College or Work

    If you are starting out at college and need some support the Into College or Work course might be for you. We will work with you so that we can support you to successfully move from school to college. You will have the chance to explore different options on your course so that you know and can plan what you want to do next.

  • Pathway to Work (Supported Internship)

    The course is based at work but you will spend the first 8-10 weeks in college so that we can make sure that you are prepared for your placement and have the skills you need to be confident to start work.

    When you start work you will go every day but will start and end the day at college so that you can continue to develop your employability skills and can review your progress at work. We have placements with a range of organisations across different industries and will work with you to decide which would be the best employer and role for you

  • Getting Ready for Work (Customer Service)

    If you are interested in getting a job working with people in future this course will help you develop the skills you need to work with customers in different jobs. You will have a chance to put these skills into practice in college and on a work placement.

    The course includes a range of subjects e.g. customer care, communication, English, maths, ICT, life and work skills. You will also do a work placement as part of the course.

  • Getting Ready for Work (IT/Office Skills)

    If you are interested in progressing onto working in an office or using basic IT in future this course will help you to start to develop your skills.

    The course includes a range of subjects e.g. business administration, communication, English, maths, ICT, life and work skills. You will also do a work placement as part of the course.

  • Supported Progression to College (Personalised Learning Programmes)

    If you are starting out at college and have an EHCP a personalised programme might be right for you. You will have the chance to experience a mainstream vocational course and develop your English and maths skills alongside having support to help you make a successful move to college life and achieve your long-term outcomes.

  • Classes for Adults with Learning Disabilities - Creative and Work Skills

    This course is run every term and is for adults and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities of any age who are no longer in full-time education and who would like to learn and engage with the community.

    We run different classes each term focussing on three main areas:

    • Health and Wellbeing
    • Work Skills
    • Creative and Work Skills
  • Classes for Adults with Learning Disabilities - Health and Wellbeing

    This course is run every term and is for adults and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities of any age who are no longer in full-time education and who would like to learn and engage with the community.

    We run different classes each term focussing on three main areas:

    • Health and Wellbeing
    • Work Skills
    • Creative and Work Skills
  • Classes for Adults with Learning Disabilities - Work Skills

    This course is run every term and is for adults and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities of any age who are no longer in full-time education and who would like to learn and engage with the community.

    We run different classes each term focussing on three main areas:

    • Health and Wellbeing
    • Work Skills
    • Creative and Work Skills
  • Special School Link Courses

    Special School Link courses are for students with EHCPS in special schools or mainstream schools who are in their last year/s at school. The link course provides students with the opportunity to try college and learn new skills in a college environment.

 

 If you would like to find out more about these courses or would like to apply, please submit an enquiry using the online form and a member of the team will be in touch.

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Students will need to bring their own support if they need help in class or in getting to and from College.


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https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

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