• Supported Learning and Transition

Supported Learning and Transition

If you have a learning difficulty and/or disability, Brooklands College has a range of challenging educational programmes and opportunities available through the supported learning team. The courses are flexible and have all been designed to meet the needs and abilities of the learner. Programmes include a range of external accreditation and offer the possibility of pathways to other courses, employment or sheltered independent schemes.

The courses are taught at the Weybridge campus, allowing learners to access modern, safe, friendly and secure learning environments specially adapted for the needs of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

SEND Surrey, Local Offer
There are many services throughout the county that can offer support to parents and people aged 25 and under with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). To find out more about services in the Surrey area click here: http://www.surreysendlo.co.uk www.surreysendlo.co.uk

Vickers Centre, Weybridge Campus
In September 2015 we opened The Vickers Centre for learners with Autism and/or Speech, Language and Communication needs. This centre provides a unique college based setting for students in Surrey. Learners will enjoy the security of a secure building in a quiet area of the college whilst having the opportunity to integrate into the wider college environment.

Vickers Centre facilities include…

  • Four standard classrooms
  • Domestic/catering kitchen
  • Craft/art room
  • Socialising/eating area
  • Horticulture facilities
  • Outdoor ‘trim trail’
  • Quiet rooms & break out areas

Work Experience:
Work experience is a valuable way of gaining employability skills. In the Supported Learning Department we work with students, parents and Surrey Choices Employability to help you get the most out of your work placement.

The college offers ‘Group Work Related Learning’ (supported by Brooklands staff) for learners who need to develop the confidence and skills to undertake an independent work experience placement.

Residential Visit:
The Supported Learning department offers a yearly residential to the Outside Education Centre, High Ashurst. Learners have the opportunity camp in a tee-pee village for 4 nights and participate in land-based activities. This caters for all ages and abilities.

Residential aims include…

  • Promote independence skills
  • Develop social skills, knowledge, experience and understanding
  • Improve decision-making
  • Encourage team work
  • To measure progress and achievement
  • To identify areas of further development

Brooklands College has specially designed courses for students in transition between school/Entry Level provision and employment. The courses offer opportunities for learners to gain qualifications in employability skills and vocational experience.

Vocational areas may include Art & Media, Hair & Beauty, Care, Carpentry, Catering, Engineering, IT, Sport & Public Services, Motor Vehicle and Travel & Tourism.

SEND & Transition Curriculum Pathways

Learning for Life and Living

  • Entry Level 1 - Personal Progress (LASER Entry Level Certificate in Personal Progress - Entry 1)
  • Entry Level 2 - Foundations for Life (LASER Entry Level Certificate in Independent Living - Entry 2)
  • Entry Level 3 - Promoting Independence (LASER Entry Level Certificate in Independent Living - Entry 3)

Learning for Employment and Progression

  • Entry Level 2 - Foundations for Employment (OCR Certificate in Life and Living Skills - Entry 2)
  • Entry Level 3 - Preparation for Employment (OCR Certificate in Life and Living Skills - Entry 3)

Supported Internship

  • Entry Level 3 - Introduction to Employment (Pearson BTEC Entry Level Certificate in Workskills - Entry 3)
  • Entry Level 3- Future Learning & Progression (HNS) (LASER Entry Level Certificate for Learning, Employability and Progression - Entry 3)
  • Level 1 - Employability & Transition (LASER Diploma for Learning, Employability and Progression - Level 1)

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