Discover Pathway courses are available to young people aged 16-24 requiring a moderate to lower level of additional support in order to move onto higher level courses and/or employment.
Learners are taught in small groups with support and guidance offered by a Personal Tutor, Teaching Assistant, and where appropriate by a Learner Support Assistant (individual support) working towards Entry level 3 or Level 1 qualifications.
All courses aim to promote students’ independence, social interaction skills and transferable employability skills, with the long term view of students securing employment in either the supported or open labour market, or progressing onto higher level courses within the college. Work tasters and work related activities are part of the course, this has resulted in some students gaining part-time employment during their time at College.
Regular review and assessment of students’ progress is a core part of the programme.
The curriculum follows a personalised approach including:
Guidance and help with transition into College involving other agencies as required
Initial assessment carried out in a supportive manner with student’s needs in mind
Additional support available as required
English and Mathematics are fully embedded into sessions as well as discrete provision
Individual goals are negotiated and set with the students
Regular pastoral and welfare support is offered
Close communication regarding progress is maintained with families/carers/other agencies throughout the year
Transition onto another course or out of college is supported and includes other agencies
All support arrangements will be assessed during the informal meeting and Transition programme.
Students will also have opportunities to participate in day excursions and other external learning activities.
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