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Learning for Living and Work

Learning For Living and Work Transition Schools Programme

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course starts at any point in the year Contact Nicola on (01226) 216177/ 07778170051.

Entry requirements

  • You will need to have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)  
  • ‘High Needs’ funding for your support agreed by your local authority
  • Attend an ‘interview’ with a staff member  
  • You must be aged between 14-24 years old 
  • Your place at college agreed with your current school/education provider  

You will achieve

The qualifications will be discussed with you on an individual basis and will be tailored to you.

Course overview

The Department of Learning for Living and Work is a specialist department in the College, for students with additional and complex learning needs.

Each student will follow a highly personalised curriculum, individual learning plan, work at an appropriate yet challenging level of Maths and/or English and enjoy learning about a number of topics in our weekly tutorial programme.

Students are grouped with peers who are working at a similar ability and in most cases, classes have no more than nine students in. Support workers are on hand to support and develop maths, English, reading and writing skills, encourage and promote participation in groups, allow students to work independently but also provide support to break down tasks where necessary. Staff are highly skilled and trained to support, stretch and challenge students in order for them to achieve their long term aspirations. Staff also provide support where students may need extra assistance such as feeding, personal care and way finding.

Course content

You will:  

  • Agree, set and achieve personal targets that prepare you for your future goals  
  • Develop your enterprise skills in workshop sessions 
  • Enjoy fun activities during ‘enrichment’ sessions 
  • Take part in volunteering activities 
  • Expand your IT skills using technology to learn 
  • Experience learning in a new environment with the support of staff to help you settle in and develop new skills you need for your next steps  

Assessment will be throughout the year 

We will discuss this with you, but in most cases we will provide everything you need 

Progression onto a Learning for Living and Work study programme or other vocational areas.

How much does the course cost?

The cost will be funded by the school.    

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Learning For Living and Work Transition Schools Programme

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