The curriculum is responsive to meet the individual needs of learners.
The use of realistic contexts and the community is particularly effective and significant success has been achieved in supporting learners to experience work placements.
A comprehensive curriculum framework provides clear progression routes with accreditation available to enable learners to reach their planned destination.
Pre-entry, initial and baseline assessment is inclusive, thorough and detailed in identifying the learning and support needs of all learners.
A good range of enrichment activities contributes to learners’ enjoyment. Induction and transition planning are highly effective.
The college offers all learners a person centred learning journey which is responsive and reflective of the individual assessed needs. The curriculum is designed to increase meaningful outcomes that young people need in preparation for the next stage of their lives.
The curriculum provides clear progression routes through a destination-led programme with accreditation available where appropriate.
Outcomes of multi -disciplinary assessment are successfully used to inform a robust baseline assessment, providing an accurate basis on which to plan learners personalised learning programmes.
The curriculum effectively engages learners in developing practical skills that equip them with the knowledge and understanding to use and apply functional literacy, numeracy, communication and ICT in everyday life.
Learners make excellent progress in their functional, vocational, personal and social skills in relation to their starting point. The practical nature of the curriculum increases learners’ engagement, motivation and enjoyment.
Curriculum activities are differentiated, well planned, varied, interesting and designed so that they enable learners to develop and transfer skills into a range of environments.
There is a strong emphasis on the importance of education about staying safe and in enabling learners to take responsibility for their own and others’ safety, which is reinforced through induction, curriculum activities and the learner council.
The curriculum effectively equips learners with the knowledge and understanding they require to enable them to make informed choices about their own health and well-being.
Travel training continues to be given a high priority with all learners (100%) having experienced or regularly accessing public transport. Prior to starting at the college very few learners have travelled regularly using public transport therefore this is a positive outcome that increases their social inclusion. As part of their programme learners learn how to travel safely by public bus, train and taxi. This enables learners to develop the skills required to travel using public transport which is a vital skill for connecting individuals to jobs, community services and social networks. It also increases learners’ independence, self-confidence and increases their participation within their local community and society.
Depending on the course, learners will be invited to various activities.
- Taster Days,Bridging Days, Student BBQ. Social activities, work placement
- Developed and sustainable partnerships with schools, other colleges, local authorities, employers and local communities lead to tangible benefits, further improving outcomes for learners promoting social and economic inclusion, well-being,that maybe enriching to individual life styles.