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Blueberry Academy

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Blueberry Academy at Melbourne Centre : Melbourne Centre, Escrick St, York, YO10 4AW

Blueberry Academy at Silver Street : 5 Silver St, York, YO1 8RY

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Personalised Learning Pathways

Every student has an Individual Learning Plan, with learning outcomes set in all sessions.

Every student will continue to develop their maths and english skills in a practical and meaningful way, at the right level for them.

Every student is also allocated an Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) worker who will help them to build up a Vocational Profile which sets out the skills and experience they have to offer in their adult life after education- either in community activities/ volunteering or to an employer.


This pathway builds a range of skills to prepare young people for greater independence in all areas of adult life: being an active part of the community, having a healthy lifestyle, maintaining positive relationships with others, keeping safe, cooking and contributing towards keeping a home and building social, leisure and vocational links for the future.

Students may also work in our Blueberry Enterprises or try volunteering in the community, supported by a job coach.


This pathway builds a range of skills to prepare young people for volunteering, work placements or Supported Internship.

Each programme will involve at least half a day per week on a supported work placement. This could begin as working in one of our own enterprises, allowing us start to build a Vocational Profile and match the individual’s skills and interests to a suitable employer as the programme develops.

They will also take part in suitable sessions from the Independence Pathway (see above.)

A typical programme for a first year student might be:

  •  1 day of Functional Skills
  •  1 day of Employability Skills and Citizenship
  •  1 day of working in a Blueberry Enterprise group eg the Pop Up Shop
  •  1 day of Skills for Everyday Life and working offsite in a community volunteering opportunity, with a job coach