This course is designed specifically for those who have already made the transition from full-time education into either further education or day time services. If you are a learner with college experience or through another alternative route this course is ideal for you.
We are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment and aim to help you make the most of your learning opportunities. We want to ensure that students with disabilities, including learning disabilities, feel welcome and supported throughout their time at college.
This programme is for sensory profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), significant development delay, significant intellectual or cognitive impairment, complex needs (Health and Medical) sensory impairments school leavers (19+) who wish to continue their learning in a college environment. The curriculum is personalised so that you can participate in a range of activities which stimulate and encourage your development. Our core themes for learning are: Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning. Social, Emotional and Mental Health and Independence.
What You'll Learn
During you first half of the college term, you will take part in an assessment during which you will have the opportunity to sample different teaching sessions to find which sessions challenge and develop your individual strengths and personal development goals.
You will take part in your choice of a variety of engaging programmes both practical and vocational. These are based around the outcomes identified within your EHCP. Sessions take place within the college’s purpose built provision and include art, discovery, sensory cooking, relaxation, yoga, music, life skills, performing arts, sensory workshop, switch/screen workshop, fun with food and Tac-Pac. You will have the opportunity to access the library, social space, college refectory and wider community in and around Leicester.
There are no formal entry requirements, but you will need to complete an application form, submit satisfactory references and come for an interview. During your interview, you will meet a member of our team who will give you the opportunity to talk about your future aspirations and discuss any support needs you may require.
Many learners have already completed our Transition Sensory programme and are continuing their journey onwards.
We will need to see your learning disability assessment or your Education Health and Care plan (EHCP).
How you will be assessed
There are no formal assessment criteria, however regular attendance on all your college days is a necessity, subject to medical appointments.
Tuition Fees (16-18): £0.00
Tuition Fees (19+): £0.00
If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.
For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.
Course and Career progression
At the end of the course, you will be invited to a review where your progress and aspirations are discussed. Subject to satisfactory attendance and progress you will have the opportunity to apply to the Future Pathways Progression Sensory year 3 course within supported learning that will help you to further develop your independent living and vocational skills.
You will also have the opportunity to apply to further courses within the College that match your future aspirations or work-based experience within supported learning. Throughout your time on the course, you will have regular opportunities to meet with your tutor to celebrate progress and review your additional support and development needs.
What Happens Next
Apply online via the College website. You will be contacted to attend an interview, then you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements for the course. You will then be invited in to enrol upon your chosen course of study. You will also be able to meet your tutors, learn more about your chosen course of study and tour the facilities. You will then need to confirm your acceptance of the course offered to you.