Education Programmes Employment, Health, Social Engagement & Independence

We offer a range of programmes designed especially for people with and Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The 4 core programmes focus upon preparing young people for adulthood, to help them thrive in today’s society. We offer around 100 different learning themes that work toward the core aims of Employment, Health, Social Engagement and Independence. The learning themes can be selected and adapted dependant on the students interests, motivations and functioning levels. These are supported by English, Maths and IT skills.


This is our first programme, lasting 3 months. It is for students to ‘get to know us’ and for us to ‘get to know them’ which is very important to influence the future stages of time with us. We work through quite a comprehensive vocational and personal profile to understand individual motivations, vocational skills they may have already, any special support needs and the levels that they are functioning at. The outcome of this programme is to identify which main programme they should progress on to and identify the most appropriate units.

Preparing for Life

A 1 year course aimed at students who may need a longer journey time toward the ultimate aims of work and independence. The programme concentrates on aspects of living independently, from how to cook, clean and look after personal hygiene to money management and budgeting, travel management and staying safe. We will introduce concepts of employment. A small amount of work experience will be undertaken within our own enterprise outlet, a friendly work environment to work with real customers where it’s safe to make mistakes and learn from them!

Preparing for Work

A 1 year programme for those who function at a reasonably high level but who need a little extra time to start on the road to employment and independence or for those who are progressing on from the ‘Preparing for Life’ programme. The programme builds on development of the social and employment skills required to start accessing work opportunities and develops further social engagement and independence skills to build confidence and esteem.

Get Into Work

This 1 year programme is predominantly workplace based and is aimed at those who already have many of the skills required to enter the world of work. Our work experience co-ordinators will arrange for service users to spend an appropriate amount of hours each week with an employer in an industry or discipline that they are interested in. The work will be accessible and service users and employers are supported by job mentors and coaches.

EHCP Work Experience

The Supported Internship programme is specially designed for people with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The programme can last for up to a year and includes work experience with an SEN-friendly employer.

During your work experience, we will provide you with a workplace mentor who will attend work with you. This is to make sure that you are introduced to a work environment that is suitable for you, to make you feel comfortable and to help you understand what you are doing.

We will also help you with travel training, so you can get to the work experience placement.

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Our programmes focus on:

Building Confidence
Employability Skills
Social Skills
Work Experience
IT Skills
Travel Training
Work Environment
English & Maths
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Providing Total Support

Whilst with us, you will have tutors and classroom assistants to help you, access to an adviser to give you information and guidance, and someone who will help find the work experience placement for you. We will also arrange transport, so you can get to us.

We also have access to Education Psychologists, Cognitive Behavioural Therapists and Occupational Therapists to help, if you need it.

We will work with the Local Authority and other professionals to manage your EHCP Annual Reviews in a truly person-centred way.

To be eligible for our programmes you must be:

These programmes are available at these campuses:

Our mobile classroom which means our programmes can be delivered to areas which do not have easy transport connections to our campuses or other education providers.  If you would like us to consider coming to your village, please let us know.

Want to know more ?

Simply contact us for an informal chat – we’d love to hear from you.

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