Microlink, AoC Charitable Trust and Achievement for All 3As Award for High Needs Students
Entry Studies Section, Bridgwater College
Supporting learners with LLDD to develop employability skills and to become independent through work experience, volunteering and personalised learning opportunities
The Entry Studies section at Bridgwater College provides a progressive and diverse curriculum that delivers individual learning programmes to enable learners with learning difficulties and disabilities to progress on to employment, independence and higher levels of education.
Whilst qualifications form an important part of each learning pathway, a key feature of the curriculum is a relentless focus on supporting students to embrace opportunities within the world of work at a level that is appropriate to them.
Every learner within the section has the opportunity to volunteer, not only to develop their employability skills, but also to play an active role with their community at a local and county level. Volunteering and work placement opportunities are diverse and bespoke to learner needs.
The programme allows students to develop individual skills while working as part of a team. Tutors work closely with parents, guardians, carers and multi-agencies to ensure students can make the most of the opportunities offered to them and to challenge perceptions about learning difficulties and disabilities.
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