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“Staff plan challenging programmes for learners who have high needs. Learners follow individually tailored programmes that enable them to develop their independence and skills for adult life in line with their personal targets.”
Jason Clark, Level 3 Computing
Jason began his journey with us back in 2015 studying our Interface course. In 2018, he took part in our Supported Internship programme and is now on track for a D*D*D in his Level 3 computing qualification.
“Throughout my history at the college, everyone around me has helped me develop my independence to prepare myself for the world of work. Everyone is incredibly friendly, and because of that, I have easily adjusted to college life, and I am now confident when working with others. I’m really enjoying the level 3 computing course. I like the fact that you can do many experiments with all sorts of technology, such as playing with drones, using the 3D printer, and building computer networks. I also like how you can use your organisational skills for project management – all in the space of one year.”
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
We want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the right decision about where the person you care for studies after leaving school. To make sure we provide the right support and guidance for the person you care for, we recommend you come along to one of our events.
You can apply to study with us via the link below.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, some of our delivery is through vocational options, or if they want to spend time in a specific area that can be arranged. Examples of some vocational options include: hairdressing, beauty, construction plus others.
The course is 17.5 hours per week, usually over 3.5 days.
Depending on individual needs, we can arrange for a reduced timetable, with a view to increasing this in time.
We have a number of different options; a young person may remain with us for more than a year, depending on their need. Or they can progress to mainstream, either a skills based course such as catering or hairdressing, or a more vocational route such as health and social care, media, or any other suitable course.
They may progress onto our supported internship and move on to paid employment.
A small number of our students will progress to Adult Social Care.
If the young person is an independent traveller, there is a bus pass option. For those young people who are not independent travellers, and have an EHCP, transport can be arranged through your local authority.
Both parents/carers and young people can visit to explore the facilities and get a feel for the place.
An appointment can be made via tutors, see below.
WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE STARTING COLLEGE
- Regular contact with useful information about the College and Foundation Learning department.
- An opportunity for students to attend an exclusive taster session.
- Guidance on how to enrol.
- An invite to meet Additional Learning Support staff if required.
If the person you care for needs a little support, they could be entitled to extra help with costs.
A SAFE SPACE FOR ALL
At STC, we’re committed to offering a space for students to feel safe, secure, valued and respected. Everyone has the right to protection from all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
It’s our staff members’ responsibility to protect young people and vulnerable adults, and we aim to make sure all adults who may have unsupervised access to the above student groups are deemed fit to work with them.
In light of recent legislation, we also know we have a responsibility to safeguard staff and will provide clear guidelines and systems regarding staff responsibilities towards the protection of young people and vulnerable adults.