WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
Our one year programmes are designed to support young people with mild to moderate learning difficulties, to realise their potential within the PfA Pathways and to move forward, either into mainstream College choosing from a variety of Level 1 programmes, or into the world of work and independence via the Supported Internship or Supported Traineeship route. All the elements of the course are based on what disabled young people say are important to them.
WHAT WILL I DO?
Our Supported Studies programmes are tailored to each individual's needs through a person-centered approach and the Preparing for Adulthood Agenda. They’re designed to help you to learn, progress and succeed at your own pace working with many different internal and external agencies.
We’ll give you a personalised timetable and work with you in one-to-one tutorials, coaching sessions in small groups and enterprise based projects to help you reach your goals, aspirations and destination.
Through projects and enterprise you will learn essential employability skills, take part in supported employment, be involved in community-based projects and take part in sport and wellbeing activities as well as the opportunity to take part in our National Citizenship Service residential.
WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?
After completing our courses you can progress onto a Level 1 Vocational programme within the College including Hospitality, Business and IT, Hair & Beauty or you can progress on to a Supported Internship study programme, which is similar to a Traineeship or Apprenticeship but does differ in several ways.
Learners on a Supported Internship will be expected to have a higher level of support in the workplace from an Employability Coach working alongside the staff and intern in the workplace. The aim of the Supported Internships is to prepare young people with learning difficulties/disabilities for paid employment and to be able to develop an independent life within the community.