FULL AND PART TIME PATHWAYS COURSES – 16-24 YEARS
PART TIME COURSES FOR 25 YRS+
The College is proud to announce the new Pathways Building has opened. The building is purpose built accessible accommodation including a hydrotherapy pool, sensory room, accessible kitchen and movement studio. To find out more contact the team on 01983 550807.
Our full time courses for students with learning difficulties/ disabilities, and profound and multiple learning disabilities focus on what individual learners need to achieve. Learners targets will be person centered and could be around improving confidence, communication , independent living and employability skills.
Learners can start college from 16 years and we can liaise closely with schools to ensure a good transition.
The Isle of Wight College will provide ways to develop the skills that each individual needs for increased independence and employability if appropriate. The full time courses will follow the recognised outcomes of ‘Preparing for Adulthood’ and focus on developing independent living skills, employment, community inclusion and well-being. The course will be person centred and learners will have a bespoke timetable to provide a supported progression route to the next stage of their lives. This could include developing skills to travel independently, achieve work experience or learning how to look after yourself. Learners will also be able to continue to study maths and English.
Our students succeed at an amazing pace and gain the skills and confidence to move on to interesting lives away from College.
Our full time courses focus on:
While on the course you will learn the skills you need to live with increased independence, such as shopping and household management, cooking, healthy eating, using public transport and looking after yourself. You will also learn the skills that will help you to find work in the future such as timekeeping, following instructions, working alone, problem solving and team work .
We also have an experienced work place facilitator who will help you to explore different work opportunities and support you in your placement. At the moment the college has a number of links with placements in island establishments.
The new Pathways Building is open and you will have a purpose built facility to support your learning.
All our programmes are planned around your individual learning needs, with every student having a personalised timetable. You will be assigned to a tutor group and work with a tutor and a team of learning support assistants who will support you throughout your time in College.
Staff will work closely with you and your parents/carers to help you achieve your goals. Our tutors are experienced at delivering classes to suit your needs and will work with you to build your confidence and skills. Other support provided includes personal care and mobility support if required.
Your course will also include enrichment activities involving you in the community, for instance the IW Walking Festival, the Mardi Gras and trips to the mainland.
This can be a full or part time course specifically designed for those learners with profound and multiple learning disabilities. Classes are taught by specialist tutors trained in Sherbourne Developmental Movement, Intensive interaction and TACPAC. There are sensory classes that development tactile awareness and music classes to stimulate the senses, and of course we have our own sensory room. Our new hydro therapy pool is available to all learners for additional development and well-being. We welcome joint working with physiotherapist to enable learners to get the full potential from the pool.
Basic Skills courses for maths and English are offered free for all age groups.
To learn more about any of our courses call 01983 550807.
There are tuition and material fees for this course; however tuition fees may be waived if you are 16-18, over 19yrs and under 25yrs and have an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan) in place. You may be entitled to a bursary from The College to help pay for fees depending on personal circumstances. Classes are small and well supported and you may be eligible for a one to one support person. Students can progress on to other Supported Learning or Community Engagement opportunities.
A sensory room is a special room designed to develop individuals’ senses, usually through special lighting, music, and objects. It can be used to develop communication skills as well as provide a therapeutic space.
Hydrotherapy is the use of water in the treatment of a range of conditions. It provides many positive benefits including pain relief and the ability to exercise when unable to on dry land.
The main benefits of hydrotherapy are: relief of pain and muscle spasm, maintain or increase joint movement, strengthening of weak or injured muscles, well being, improved circulation.
The hydropool facilities will be offered as part of a students learning programme at College. It will also be available to hire for interested external organisations/individuals.
Its depth is 1.2 metres and the water temperature is kept at a constant 34°C.
If you would like to find out about hire of the different areas in the Pathways Building please call 01983 550 811. We welcome enquiries from both individuals and groups.
Tops Day Nurseries offers flexible hours, so you only book and pay for the hours you need.
Student Services offer advice on bursary funding. Bursaries support essentials such as travel, childcare and kit.
Student Services provide a range of support, information and specialist services to enhance your student experience.