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Learning for Living and Work (Skills Academy)

To access the Learning for Living and Work department you will be a high-needs learner, with an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP). If this is you then we would love to welcome you to our exciting and friendly department.

Your school may choose to refer you when they feel that you would benefit from time away from school in a different setting. We find that students have a positive experience within College and this can open up other opportunities and help you plan for your future.

You may have an individual learning plan, learning alongside other members of a small working group, with the assistance of highly skilled support workers. They will allow you to work independently, but also provide support to break down tasks where necessary. They will be on hand to stretch and challenge you so that you can be confident in participation and achieve your goals.

You will have a bespoke timetable which is tailored to your interests and aspirations.

You will develop a range of skills, knowledge, behaviour, and attitudes to support your next steps in education.

You will be able to take part in practical learning sessions such as:
• Working in Crumbs Cafe.
• Grounds maintenance and horticulture.
• Car valeting.

Discussions will take place with you and your parent/carer to determine an appropriate vocational area of interest to continue your studies at the College.

The department strives to have a hands-on approach to learning which enables students to put into practice theory learning in a practical learning environment. Learning should be fun and engaging in or out of a classroom!

We will support you to successfully transition into the College in a vocational area of interest. This may include transitional taster sessions in the vocational area, tutorial sessions, Maths and/or English skills development, enrichment, enterprise, volunteering – all linked to personal targets to support confidence, wellbeing and next steps.

Last updated: 8th June 2022

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