Progression for an Active Life - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

Progression for an Active Life is a programme for young people leaving a specialist residential, special school or mainstream school environment. It is aimed at meeting the needs of individuals who have severe learning disabilities, complex autism and moderate learning disabilities, focusing on life skills, communication skills, confidence building and support the transition from school, through college to future life. This is achieved by offering the opportunity for individualised learning within a group setting. Opportunities will be available to complete activities in both a class-based and real-life setting. A set of one-year programmes have been designed to assess your suitability to progress within a college environment. During the year, you will take part in a wide range of learning experiences throughout the curriculum. You will work with skilled members of staff to help you focus on building your communication and transferable life skills with Somerset Total Communication embedded in all sessions. During your studies, you will also continue to work to improve your Maths and English skills.

Assessment Methods

You will take part in an initial assessment to establish your starting point and agree your individual learning targets. You will then be assessed through observation and by building a portfolio of evidence such as photographs and video. Your progress will be monitored through weekly tutor feedback, two-way reviews, subject reports, termly student/parent reviews, transition reviews and annual end of year reports.

Progression Options

On successful completion, you could progress to another Foundation Entry Level course, or day services provision.

Course Summary

Course Title Progression for an Active Life
Entry Requirements

You need to be able to work within a small group and tolerate demands made by others. You must be enthusiastic and want to learn, and have the potential to progress. You also need to show an intention to communicate with staff and your peers. You will have an Education, Health & Care Plan.

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It’s a pleasure and honour to study at this College. My tutors and the Learning Support Assistants provide all the support I need and are always there for me. They make it clear they’re working with you rather than taking a leading role.

Jordaine Durban

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