Overview top

Curriculum Content and Learning Outcomes

External Accredited Course –

Edexcel: Entry Level 1 – Personal Progress delivered over 34 weeks

Units offered from the qualification specification to promote and develop independence and employability skills, for example

  • Developing Self Awareness All About Me
  • Skills For Workplace Following Instructions
  • Skills For Workplace Health and Safety
  • Rights and Responsibilities Everybody Matters
  • Independent Living Skills Looking After Home
  • Independent Living Skills Being Healthy
  • Developing Community Participation Skills
  • Travel Within The Community Going Places
  • Developing ICT Skills
  • Developing Communication Skills
  • Early Mathematics Developing Number Skills
  • Exploring Art
  • Exploring Music
  • Make a Simple Meal

Work Experience

Our Life Skills, Personal Progress programme offers a range of both internal/external work experiences, appropriate to learners’ abilities. This is supported by an experienced and dedicated staff

  • Employability skills will be embedded throughout our programme
  • Within the programme learners will participate in a variety of enterprise activity to promote and develop employability skills

Leisure

On our Like Skills, Personal Progress programme we seek to:

  • Facilitate the learner to participate in new leisure opportunities through our enrichment schedule
  • Promote healthy lifestyle choices
  • Facilitate the learner to engage in social activities both in and out of the college environment.
  • Facilitate learner to explore appropriate pastimes during unstructured college time.

Social Skills and Relationships

On our Life Skills, Personal Progress programme we seek to:

  • Promote and facilitate an understanding of social skills within college and the wider community
  • Facilitate peer interaction in structured/unstructured college time
  • Develop social skills and exploration of local leisure facilities
  • Promote/facilitate and understanding of emotional relationships

Behaviour

On our Life Skills, Personal Progress programme we seek to:

  • Develop and promote an understanding of social boundaries within college and the wider community
  • Promote and facilitate safe behaviour within college and the wider community
  • Promote acceptable behaviour within a peer group
  • Promote acceptable behaviour within a working environment

Independence Skills

On our Life Skills, Personal Progress programme we seek to:

  • Promote skills needed for independent travel within the local area as appropriate through our Independent Travel Training Programme, which is supported by trained Lecturing/LSA staff
  • Promote an understanding of personal safety
  • Learner encourages to participate in the preparation of their own meals Practice skills for maintaining a home
  • Promote self-awareness and making individual choices in daily life
  • Promote and encourage personal presentation skills
  • Develop and promote an understanding of safe practices a variety of areas
  • Staff will work closely with the student to promote and develop self-confidence

Communication

On our Life Skills, Personal Progress programme we seek to:

  • The college will work alongside school/adult SaLT teams to ensure continuity of therapy, which is currently provided through PCT, and devise a comprehensive communication environment.
  • Develop a Communication Passport specific to the student
  • Communication strategies will be integrated into student’s studies and monitored/reviewed on a regular basis
  • Facilitate student’s to express their individual needs through their preferred media (LAMP)
  • Develop and facilitate the students’ social communication skills through group activities
  • Trained and experienced staff will work with the students. STC staff has undertaken SaLT training, which will continue in the next academic year.

On-programme support

Additional Specialist Teaching

  • Curriculum tailored to meet the needs of the student
  • Communication Specialist Support

Access to the curriculum

  • Adapted materials and resources where required
  • Classroom support
  • Support when using fine motor skills

Leaner safety and wellbeing

  • Personal tutor
  • Prompt reporting of concerns
  • Liaise/ consult with other professionals including Peter Moffatt (PCT) for physiotherapy needs, Dave Hutchins (PCT) FOR Occupational Therapy needs, SALT (PCT) and appropriate social worker and educational psychologist.
  • Liaise/consult with parent/guardian
  • Promote personal safety
  • Follow all college policies and procedures
  • Students will be escorted by staff to and from transport, within our excusive “drop-off” area

Personal Care

  • Monitoring, guidance and support when required to ensure the student maintains a suitable level of personal care

Health

  • Guidance and activities to support the student in maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Referrals to relevant professionals as required
  • Review of the students individual healthcare programme with other professionals

Reviews (other than SAR)

  • Bi-annual review with parent/guardian
  • Reviews can be arranged as and when required at the request of the parent/guardian/college staff

Entry Requirements top

A learning programme aimed at Learners with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities and complex needs that gives the opportunity to develop their own skills and abilities, and is centred on promoting independence and life skills. The programme is delivered in small group sizes and the ratio of staff to learners’ is reflective of their support needs.

Specific student needs will be monitored and adapted throughout the year. The syllabus is delivered within an individualised learning programme with communication embedded within all studies. Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy and SaLT needs will be captured as part of an individualised learning programme. Learning will take place within a discrete provision, college environment and the local vicinity. Learners have the opportunity to participate in a short activity residential and various educational visits which are linked to the programme learning aims. Learners have access to the sensory/quiet area on an individual basis.

On this programme learners will be offered a range of both internal and external work experiences appropriate to learners’ abilities which is supported by an experienced and dedicated staff.

Progression pathways include further STC specialist provision, mainstream provision and employment opportunities (paid/voluntary).

The college will carry out initial assessments for literacy/numeracy and develop an individual learning plan to meet the needs of the leaner; maths and English are embedded throughout the curriculum.

The college will promote skills needed to independent travel within the local area as appropriate, through our independent Travel Training Programme, which is supported by trained Lecturing/LSA staff.

Professional Opportunities top

Progression (planning and activities)

  • Individual transition planning during lessons
  • Liaison with other professional bodies
  • Planning with parent/guardian
  • Development of employability skills through work experience

Development of Independent Living Skills to meet future needs.

Further Information top

Support available for all student

  • Individual support plan document, shared with appropriate staff
  • Regular contact with Personal Tutor
  • Regular communication between lecturers and specialist support to discuss/monitor progress and the learner’s individual needs.
  • An inclusive learning/communication environment
  • Daily correspondence between parents/guardians
  • 1:1 sessions to work through personal goals
  • Small class sizes
  • Experienced specialist support in classes
  • Support, guidance and supervision during unstructured times
  • Promotion of independent living skills
  • Promotion of social skills
  • Promotion of communication skills
  • Access to specialist lecturers/support staff who have knowledge and experience of LLDD learners
  • Parent/Guardian meetings to review learner’s progress
  • Bi-annual Progress Reports
  • Liaise/consult with other professionals including Peter Moffatt (PCT) for physiotherapy needs, Dave Hutchins (PCT) FOR Occupational Therapy needs, SALT (PCT) and appropriate social worker and educational psychologist.
  • Liaise with Sensory Services
  • Promotion and Development of fine and gross motor skills
  • Promotion and Development of co-ordination and balance

LSA support throughout the duration of college hours

  • Support within the learning environment
  • Social support to settle in with new peers and new environment
  • Support to ensure safety and well being
  • Support in promoting independence skills
  • Support during Educational visits and work experience
  • Support during lunch and breaks
  • Support during arrival/departure to/from college
  • Support of personal care requirements

Dates & Fees

Reduced fees may be applicable depending upon your personal circumstances, please contact us for details
Start End 16-18 Year Old 19+ Tution Fee
4/9/2017 29/6/2018 Free £970.00
*Fee for non-UK residents
Whilst we make every effort to ensure that all information relating to courses and fees is correct on the website it is always advisable to call our Student Services team to check the current situation with regards to fees and funding.

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