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Expanse Learning Specialist FE Colleges provide a range of learning programmes that are designed to meet the individual needs of learners.

 As a result, through the intent and implementation of a curriculum helps to support and develops autonomy, giving learners the skills, confidence, and independence, they need for life after college.

We offer the following programme pathways:

 

 

Communication & Sensory

Aim – To develop the students’ knowledge, skills and behaviours through a communication and sensory themed curriculum focused on preparing them for adulthood-covering Independent Living Skills, Community Inclusion, Health and Wellbeing and Relationships and Employability.

Key objectives – Students will have the opportunity to develop intentional communication in demonstrating preferences and making choices with a wider range of people in a variety of contexts such as: organisational skills, money handling, cooking, baking, being out in the community and personal safety. Students will benefit from high levels of support by working in partnership with dedicated staff and/or specialist equipment, enabling them to establish the most suitable programme of learning.

Preparation for Life and Work- Foundation Level

Aim – Students to develop skills and confidence to become increasingly independent, access their community and those within, in a safe and enjoyable way, with focus on preparing for adulthood by focusing on: Independent Living Skills, Community Inclusion, Health and Wellbeing, Healthy Relationships (including SRE), Employability and Functional Skills.

Key Objectives – Students will: Develop skills and understanding of all areas of Preparation for Life and Work; Engage in opportunities to develop employability skills; Identify how to maintain a healthy lifestyle applying this knowledge to their daily lives; Identify and maintain healthy relationships; Access the local community and feel safe and confident doing so

Preparation for Life and Work-Work Skills

Aim to become increasingly independent in their adult lives. To enable students to access their community, and those within it, in a safe and enjoyable manner, with a focus on personal growth and wellbeing, work skills and Functional Skills.

Key Objectives-To develop students’ skills and understanding in areas such as: personal growth and well-being, healthy friendships and relationships, employability, and independent living. Students will be given opportunities to develop employability skills, in readiness for their transition to the Work Placement Programme or Supported Internship. Staff will support students to identify how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and applying this knowledge to their daily lives and activities. Students will access their local community and will develop their understanding of how to feel safe and confident doing so

Preparation for Life and Work-Work Placement

Aim – To develop students’ skills, knowledge, understanding and behaviours, whilst enhancing their confidence, To become increasingly independent in their adult lives. To enable students to access their community, and those within it, in a safe and enjoyable manner, with a focus on personal growth and wellbeing, work skills and Functional Skills.

Key Objectives – To develop students’ skills and understanding in areas such as: personal growth and well-being, healthy friendships and relationships, employability, and independent living. Students will be given opportunities to develop employability skills, in readiness for their transition to employment or a Supported Internship. Staff will support students to identify how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and applying this knowledge to their daily lives and activities. Students will access their local community and will develop their understanding of how to feel safe and confident doing so.

Creative Industry Production

Aim – This exciting and creative pathway provides students with the opportunity to gain a broad range of valuable skills and knowledge in the creative media sector. It is a practical, hands-on course enabling students to work both independently and in teams reflecting industry practices. Students will explore their own creative potential by using recognised industry creative Adobe software packages and by participating in vocational study whilst developing everyday life skills, social independence, and resilience

Key Objectives – to provide students with the opportunity to gain experience, skills, and knowledge in the creative media sector. Students will have a valuable understanding of the professional skills required for this fast-moving dynamic industry and participate in practical demonstrations and projects. Students will follow a personalised timetable and work towards achieving their overall programme aspirations to support a positive and meaningful transition.

Employability Pathway

Aim – Employability Pathway aim is to provide students with opportunities to work in real-life work environments with the view to further developing vocational sector knowledge and skills with the aspiration of moving on to a supported internship. All placements are supported by job coaches who will teach students to become more independent and aware of workplace industry standards.

Key Objectives – The employability pathway key objectives are to offer work experience opportunities with local employers, provide students with specific sector industry knowledge that supports students to make informed choices around their future. Students will have the opportunity to develop confidence, sector skills and professional attributes recognised by employers.

Supported Internships

Aim – The aim of the pathway is to prepare our students for paid employment by supporting them to develop the skills valued by employers, enabling them to demonstrate their value in the workplace and ultimately support students with developing confidence in their own abilities to perform successfully at work.

Key Objectives – To enhance the students’ knowledge, skills and behaviours through a practical work-related learning curriculum delivered primarily in the workplace that focuses on enabling students to demonstrate capabilities through systematic instruction within their chosen career sector in order for them to progress.

We can demonstrate excellent outcomes, including:

  • 94% of learners achieve their primary learning goals
  • 96% of learners achieve their expected qualifications

If you would like to discuss:

  • The referral of a young person aged between 16 and 25 with SEND, please contact Rachel Gibbons, EHCP Coordination and Admissions on 01942 877715 or rachel.gibbons@expansegroup.co.uk
  • The development of a new service or an invest to save programme in your county, please telephone Clare Todd SEND Strategic Lead on  01942 877715 clare.todd@expansegroup.co.uk

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