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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.

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Learning for Fulfillment – C8253

Course Code: C8253

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Learning for Fulfilment is an education provision for young people with profound and complex needs who are 16-25, we run from a specialist building on Freeman’s Park Campus of Leicester College. It runs 3 days a week over 5 for 36 weeks, 10 am to 4 pm. ​ We believe that all young people should have access to education beyond their school life. We offer a person-centered curriculum, that is flexible and age-appropriate for the young people that attend our courses. ​

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Learning for Living for students with learning difficulties and or disabilities – C6717

Course Code: C6717

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

Take part in an engaging programme of practical and vocational activities which will help you progress forward with your education. You will have the opportunity to sample different sessions to find which areas you are strongest in and those you need to work on in a supportive learning environment.

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Leicester Work Programme – C0816

Course Code: C0816

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Specially designed for students with learning disabilities, this course focuses on giving you the opportunity to develop your employability along with other qualifications. Working with local employers and organisations, with support from a trainer assessor you will refine your skill set and help you towards becoming a future valued employee.

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Preparing for Work – C0815

Course Code: C0815

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Finding employment can be very difficult for adults with learning disabilities but through work placements and college-based lessons, this course aims to provide you with the skills and experiences to improve employment outcomes. Take part in a variety of placements in a range of sectors while building your confidence and communication skills.

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Transition into Further Education – C0812

Course Code: C0812

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course focuses on easing the transition from full-time education for those who need a more supported learning environment. Whilst gaining valuable life skills that will help you in your future you will achieve a maths and English qualification.

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Return to Learn Work – C6524

Course Code: C6524

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Develop your teamwork and confidence with our return to learn course. You will take part in various activities that aim to build your skills and knowledge in a practical learning environment. With support from your lecturer you will be given training and support to complete tasks successfully.

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