This award celebrates exemplary practice in further and continuing education for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Assessors would be particularly interested to receive applications from further education institutions which have developed exemplary practice in inclusive learning for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities leading to successful progression to employment or further study in FE or HE.
Applications may relate to provision for those with non-visible learning difficulties or to those with high needs or both. The assessors will look for provision that exemplifies the principles of inclusive learning and the development of skills and attributes leading to progression to employment or to independent living.
Applications should demonstrate the following:
- An inclusive curriculum which includes teaching and learning activities well matched to students’ different needs, enabling individuals to develop skills and experiences to support successful progression to employment or independent living
- Innovative use of resources, including IT, to support the development of knowledge, skills and attributes through an inclusive and personalised approach
- Effective multi-agency partnerships, including with employers, making a practical contribution to supporting learner achievement, employment and progression
- Effective support for the curriculum through engagement with employers and local communities enabling sustained and successful involvement of students in the work place
- Equipping and empowering students to have a voice, to solve their own challenges, make their own choices and to participate in community or society
- Comprehensive transition planning for each individual, including processes that fully support students into college, employment and adult life, and which enable them to achieve success and helps them to transform their lives.