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.
05. PREPARATION FOR CONSTRUCTION
Preparation for construction is ideal for anyone who wants a career in construction but isn’t sure which trade is best for them. This hands-on course covers basic construction skills in areas like painting and decorating and carpentry and joinery, as well as the development of English and maths. The course is designed to boost your confidence and skills and help you decide on your next steps. After successfully completing the course, you will be guaranteed entry on to any of our Level 1 construction course. Long term careers depend on the path you chose at Level 1 but this is a great starting point to build a successful future.
The course is continually assessed internally.
Our Foundation Learn guide can also be downloaded here.
For more information or to apply for a Foundation Learning course, get in touch with our admissions team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0191 427 3900.