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We are very pleased to offer an exciting range of opportunities within our new SEND department. Drawing on proven expertise within our Orbital South Colleges group, our specialist team of tutors and Learning Support Assistants understand that everyone has different needs and abilities. We will work closely with parents, students and
multi-agency professionals to provide programmes that are tailored to individual needs across all levels of ability.

John Ruskin College has long been recognised for its inclusive environment which encourages students to develop their confidence and social skills. Our new SEND offer will include access to a wide range of specialist support including Speech and Language therapy, literacy and numeracy support and software, an autism spectrum social group and dyslexia screening and support.


Your studies will include:

  • Help to improve your Maths and English skills
  • Employability skills
  • Personal fitness
  • Enterprise activity
  • Teamwork

Please note:

  • Food preparation and healthy lifestyle
  • Skills for independence
  • Computer skills
  • Supported Internships
  • Confidence building
  • Art

Personal Progress – Entry Level 1

1 or 2 Years
Entry Requirements: Interview and assessment
Assessment: Coursework

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
The course is offered to students who need to further develop their personal, social and independent skills to prepare them for adulthood. These include communication, behaviour, and confidence, keeping safe and engaging with others.

Students will also develop English and Maths which are part of the course.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Communication
  • Following instructions
  • Developing english skills
  • Developing maths skills
  • Developing independent living skills

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • Skills for Independence and Work

Skills for Independence and Work – Entry Level 2

1 or 2 Years
Entry Requirements: Interview and assessment
Assessment: Coursework

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
The course is designed to help students prepare for independent living and future employment. Units including Healthy Living, Cooking at Home and Enterprise will help students develop the necessary skills.

Students will also develop English and Maths which are part of the course.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Developing independent living skills
  • Developing skills required in the workplace
  • Healthy living, fitness and leisure
  • Personal and social development

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • Preparing for Independent Living and Employment

Preparing for Independent Living and Employment – Entry Level 3

1 or 2 Years
Entry Requirements: Interview and assessment
Assessment: Coursework

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop skills required for independent living and future employment.

Units including Communication, Health Needs, Problem-Solving, Dealing with Queries and Requests and Career Progression will help students develop the necessary skills.

Students will also develop English and Maths which are part of the course.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Self-assessment
  •  Team working
  • Self-management
  • Career progression
  • Professional behaviour

WHAT’S NEXT?

  • Preparing for Employment (SEND)
  • Supported Internship

ALL COURSES CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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As part of its funding agreement with the Skills Funding Agency, John Ruskin College vocational courses are part or fully funded by the European Social Fund.