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ASPIRE +

Qualification

Course Code

22P1SUP00043

Duration

1 Year

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required. However, to access the Aspire+ course, you should aim to develop your independence in a college setting.

Future Study and Careers

During your course the college team will work with you, your parents/carers and YC to identify next steps which may include:

  • An additional one-year course in Supported Studies,
  • A Supported Internship or,
  • Community-based provision

What you need to know

IS IT FOR ME?

It is for young people (aged 16-24) with severe learning difficulties, working at entry level 1, who aspire to develop greater levels of independence and employability skills in a college environment.

HOW AND WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The Aspire+ course is about developing basic skills for independent living or supported employment.

The aim of the course is to promote independence, confidence, self-esteem, social and communication skills in preparation for adulthood, through practical activities including sensory learning opportunities.

Learning support assistants will meet and greet you on arrival and stay with the group all day, including breaks and lunch. The timetable runs from 9AM -2.30PM, four days a week and includes:

  • Independent living skills
  • Community inclusion
  • Enrichment, health and wellbeing
  • Communication and self-expression (including art and drama)
  • Enterprise and employability
  • Practical maths, English and IT skills development
  • Personal and social development

Learning experiences are tailored for each individual throughout the curriculum, with progress and achievement recorded in a portfolio.

LOCATION

Stevenage Campus