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