Supported learning

Supported Learning

All our fully trained staff work to the highest standards of care, teaching and support, helping learners build their confidence in order to further their independence in adult life. Learners develop practical life skills in a supportive environment and improve their social skills and ability to work with others.

Who are Leicester College’s Supported Learning Courses for?

Our supported learning courses are suitable for both school leavers as well as older people. Our courses are designed to help support people with learning disabilities.

Some of the many activities they are involved in include:

  • Running a weekly lunch club in Syston
  • Producing and performing in a music and drama extravaganza at the Sue Townsend Theatre
  • Taking part in a regional football tournament at the King Power football stadium
  • Working on the allotment producing plants, fruit and vegetables
  • Running successful eBay and Avon enterprises
  • Undertaking supported internships with a number of local employers
  • Continuing the work project enterprise to produce a range of jams and sell them in Leicestershire Co-op Stores
  • Setting up and taking part in a Saturday sports club for leaners with profound and multiple learning difficulties and their families.

Further Information

We have an excellent purpose built teaching venue for learners with profound and multiple learning difficulties. This offers specialist sensory rooms and learning environments which enable learners with high support needs to access recourses which promote communication, social relationships and self-determination.

Open day 24 November

Open day 24 November

11am - 3pm, Abbey Park, Freemen's Park and St Margaret's Campuses

When you’re making decisions about what to do next year – whether that is after your GCSEs, A Levels, BTECs or if you are returning to learning – there’s no substitute to visiting the College and discovering the range of courses and apprenticeships on offer for yourself.

At Open Day you can find out more about Leicester College, look around our campuses and see the facilities available to all of our students, as well as talk to tutors and current students.

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Learning for Living

Course Code: C0821

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This programme is for 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: personal development, health and well-being, citizenship, and communication.

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Learning for Living Entry Level

Course Code: C0818

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

The Learning for Living programme recognises that you are an individual and that everyone has different interests, strengths, abilities, and needs.The course provides you with a learning programme that’s personally tailored to you. English, maths, communication, and ICT are all embedded within the modules, and learning is at a level and pace that is suitable […]

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Leicester College Internship

Course Code: C0815

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This programme is designed to support adults with learning disabilities gain the skills they need to improve their employment outcomes and focus on the key qualities sought by employers. The course supports students to improve maths and English skills at an entry level and also for you to build confidence and get a taste of […]

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Leicester Works Programme – Supported Internship

Course Code: C0816

  • Start Date 03 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

The course aims to improve the employment chances of people with a learning disability, as well as raise awareness of the benefits for businesses in thinking differently about who they recruit. We are committed to developing the skills needed to become a valued employee. You will work towards improving your maths, English and ICT skills […]

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