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Step Into Accessing the Community is a range of bespoke courses designed to help young adults with learning disabilities gain confidence in organising and planning for employment, health needs, social activities and independent living in their communities. This course is for those who feel that support may be needed for an extended period of time in the community.

They will be based in a purpose built suite of classrooms with a relaxation/sensory room and have use of the Life Skills building and garden area to learn more about the resources and activities available to them as adults living in the community. Young adults on the course will have supported time in their own communities to explore activities and employment, while receiving transport training to gain more independence, and finding out about local health providers and how to stay healthy. Students will have the opportunity to engage in conservation and sustainability projects

Where possible, we will support students on the course to find local employment and will work with employers and Adult Services (where applicable) to sustain the supported employment when the course has been

Maths and English are embedded in all sessions but there is the opportunity for separate sessions for identified subjects where needed. Support is allocated to students based on their identified needs. This may include personal and medical care. All tutors and specialist support assistants are experienced in working with SEN students.

Entry Requirements

No specific entry requirements are required, but students must show, through an interview, commitment to the course.

Course Content

The course units are based on the Pfa Pathway (Preparing for Adulthood) outcomes:

Good Health
Independent Living & Housing
Friends, Relationships and Community

How will I be assessed?

The qualification will be assessed through individual units. The unit credits count towards your final qualification.

Progression Routes

The aim of the course is to equip students, parents and carers with confidence and a range of tried activities and employment which can be continued after further education. Progression is successful transition into the community.

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