South Tyneside College is a general further education college with specialist provision for young people, aged 16-24, with special learning needs or learning difficulties.
WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
We offer you a Foundation Learning package of support which is unique.
Our aim is to work with you to give you skills and confidence and the opportunity to meet new friends and explore new opportunities, at a pace that suits you. Simply put, we make sure you have the best experience you can so that you can be the best you can be in the future.
WAYS TO STUDY:
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
For those with learning difficulties or special learning needs, it's important to find the right college with a strong support framework to support the young person's next step. That's why for students aged 16-24, we offer a unique package of Foundation Learning with four different 'Pathways to Adulthood' courses, from pre-entry level to level 1.
With a mixture of classroom, practical and enriching activities, our aim is to equip students with skills and confidence and to explore NEW opportunities at a pace that feels right for them.
We also offer a range of specialist support across college in all curriculum areas. This support includes:
- Excellent teaching and support through small class sizes
- Planned and supported transition from school to college
- Individual learning plans and targets
- Vocational tasters
- Work experience
- Enterprise skills
- Access to speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy
- Key English and maths sessions
NEW FOR 2023
OUR 'PATHWAYS TO ADULTHOOD' COURSES
01: PREPARING FOR INDEPENDENCE
This programme is suitable for students with Special Educational Needs who need further support in developing their individual skills whilst preparing for adulthood.
02: PREPARING FOR EDUCATION
This programme will help prepare students who want to follow a career in service industries but are not yet ready for mainstream programmes.
03: PREPARATION FOR VOCATIONAL STUDIES
This programme is suitable for those students who have not yet reached the academic level required to study at Level 2 and above and need support to develop educational and/or resilience skills to cope in mainstream environment.
04. PREPARATION FOR EMPLOYMENT
This programme is suitable for those students who wish to progress directly into employment
FOUNDATION LEARNING EVENTS
Events for the diary:
Tuesday 16th May, 5pm-6.30pm (Register HERE)
During the event, you’ll meet the Foundation Learning curriculum staff and Additional Learning Support Team for any support queries you may have, both in and out the classroom.
You'll also have the opportunity to take a tour of the Foundation Learning department, as well as classrooms, breakout areas and social areas.
Our Student Services team will be on hand to talk about other courses and financial support. If you're happy, you and the person you care for can complete an application form and secure their place to start with us in September.
Our team will be in touch and on hand if you have any questions. However, if you would like more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Foundation Learn guide can also be downloaded here.