Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 2 years Entry Full-Time Kirkley Hall Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This is a flexible, supported programme tailored to young people. It is an integrated approach to education and independence, designed to be delivered to learners with specific or general learning disabilities who require a more supported transition into college.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire This course requires students to wear a departmental uniform. Students will also need appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

This programme of study is project based with students undertaking six projects with the aim of developing core skills for independence in addition to continuing their development in Maths and English.

We offer courses from Entry Level to GCSE to fit the learners needs. All students are initially assessed in Maths and English when joining the programme. From that point, an individual programme will be developed to suit their individual needs and goals.

Those that do not have a grade 4 or equivalent, work towards this qualification (or their next step qualification) over the duration of their course. Award assessments are completed formally for Maths and English.

The course is project based over 3 days per week.

The course is project based over 3 days per week.

The specific purpose of this study programme is to develop independent living skills, self-esteem, confidence and skills for future progression. Students will develop core skills for the future, aligned to EHCP outcomes, Maths and English, as well as wider knowledge around citizenship, in an engaging, practically focused range of sequence activities and visits.

This is usually the first programme a student will undertake at college and is designed for students with specific or general special educational needs or disabilities with and EHCP.

The projects your will be involved in include:

- Induction Project - Being Safe at Kirkley Hall
- Project 1 - Being Healthy
- Project 2 - Travel Skills
- Project 3 - Healthy Eating
- Project 4 - Horticulture Enterprise
- Project 5 - Media & Animal Care
- Project 6 - Moving On

What’s next?

Students can usually progress onto the Foundations Carousel programme. This programme continues to develop independence skills, while introducing vocational subjects to support making a choice for further study.

This programme focuses on the vocational pathways and the learner will have opportunities to sample areas in animal care, horticulture and hospitality and catering.

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