Course outline:

The Futures Programme has been developed to enable young
adults with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities to develop their full potential in all areas of their life and to empower them to contribute to their local community and the world of work.

Futures courses currently run full time over five days a week for learners within the 16+-age bracket. Times are Monday – Thursday, 10.00 am – 15.30 pm and Friday 10.00 am – 12.35 pm. The Supported Internship course runs over 3 days 10.00am -15.30pm

What does Futures Involve?

The Futures Programme runs over five days and features
five themes:

• Vocational Skill Kit
• Work experience and Work Skills
• Self Help & Independence
• Math’s & English
• Enrichment

Next Steps:

The College works closely with a range of outside agencies including Community Teams, Children and Adult Services and Specialist Employment Agencies. The Specialist Teaching Advisory Service for the Hearing Impaired and Visually Impaired are frequent visitors, alongside our Speech and Language Therapist, Physiotherapist and Educational Psychologists. For those students entering Year 3 of the courses, a separate Transition timetable is implemented. The College and outside agencies focus on the identification of a joint action plan for the future of the individual student after they have left college. A series of meetings are held between the College, outside agencies, parents/carers and the students throughout the year

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    After completing their initial assessment and skills audit, learners will be matched to one of the following Pathways
    • Care
    • Basic Cooking and Food Preparation
    • Retail
    • Horticulture
    • IT
    • Hospitality
    • Waste Management, Recycling and Cleaning Services

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    5 days for Futures 1, 2, 3 & 4
    Supported Internship 2 days in work placement, 1 day in college

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    Entry Qualifications:

    In most cases learners will require an EHCP

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    Enrichment opportunities:*

    Students choose an enrichment activity to support their skills in an alternative area within the local community.
    * These options change annually

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    Assessment/Examination method:

    • There are no formal examinations unless students follow some Functional Skills modules
    • Vocational Qualification following Pathway

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    Next steps:

    • Supported living
    • Supported employment
    • Supported internship
    • Voluntary work

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