At Redcar & Cleveland College, we are dedicated to ensuring that learners receive the appropriate learning support for their individual needs.
Every day is different and each situation can be a challenge. Our ultimate goal is to ensure our students are respected, cared for as individuals and are encouraged to reach their full potiential.
If you are considering studying at Redcar & Cleveland College and would like to discuss your learning support with our Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Phillippa Hambley call 01642 777228 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT SUPPORT CAN WE PROVIDE?
Transition into college life
We can arrange taster sessions so you can experience a course session of your choice and decide if it is right for you. We can also provide support during your college interview.
Transition sessions can be arranged to meet your course tutors, learning support staff and allow you to familiarise. yourself with the building.
Specialist equipment and facilities
Redcar & Cleveland College offer a range of specialist equipment which is available for learners including specialist software such as Dragon Naturally Speaking, Read and Write Gold.
Students can also be provided with dictaphones, magnifiers and specialist keyboards and laptops.
Coming soon is our Preparing for Adulthood Zone which offers students the chance to learn and engage with key topics in our dedicated zones. These include a community zone, employment zone, health zone and independent living zone.
What kind of support packages can we offer?
Support packages may include:
Supervision and quiet areas within the College
Communication with support workers
Advice and support through assessment with a teacher of the deaf
Advice and support linked to speech and language reports
Note takers or scribes
Read and write software
Lift access, accessible toilets and personal care rooms
Support on work placement
Exam concessions and assessment
Nominated welfare support worker
Signposting to other agencies where applicable
PREPARING FOR ADULTHOOD
Our Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) Room provides learners with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), support to ensure they have equal life chances as they move into adulthood. The room is sectioned into small booths, each focused on one of the 4 key pathways: independent living, employment, good health, and community inclusion. Each booth contains key information from specialist agencies to ensure learners have all they need to develop their skills and prepare for their next steps.
Firstly, our PfA Coach works with young people on a 1:1 basis to complete a vocational profile which highlights any skills and knowledge gaps. Our coach then works with learners to create an individualised action plan, ensuring learners have choice and control over all aspects of their lives and support. Over the academic year, learners continue to work and review their goals ensuring that they are fully equipped and prepared for their journey into adulthood.
STUDY PATHWAYS FOR SEND LEARNERS
There are many different study pathways available to learners with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). To find out more about each pathway please contact in the first instance our SENCO, Philippa Hambley by email: email@example.com or by phone: 01642 777228.
Whatever your individual goals, we can help you develop the skills you need to achieve. Whether you want to continue in education, start work or live more independently, our personalised courses can help you build the skills and confidence you need. Courses are available from entry level 2 to level 1.
Our bespoke learning groups offers a bespoke learning programme to learners who are wishing to progress on to vocational courses but may require some additional support in making this progression. Learners will achieve a qualification during the programme and will learn within a small and supportive group.
Supported Internships provides learners with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) with the opportunity to engage with an employer where they will take on job roles, responsibilities and work as part of a team in a fully functioning workplace with the support of the learning support team.
Vocational courses are available from level 1 to 3 in a wide range of subjects from construction and hairdressing through to childcare and computing. Entry requirements for each courses vary. Click here for more information.