Personal progress is an accessible and inclusive course for learners who are aged between 16 and 25 and have a special educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
Is this course right for me?
Personal progress is an accessible and inclusive course for learners who are aged between 16 and 25 and have a special educational Needs and/or disabilities (SEND). This course can be a progression route for learners who have been on a school links course, or an entry course for learners coming to us straight from school.
Learners on this course have the opportunity to work on their skills in our independent living flat and also access the local community with support. Personal progress has a varied timetable, which is adapted each year to meet the needs of the learners and ensure they all have the opportunity to work towards their own goals and aspirations. Subjects include independent living skills, Community access, enterprise, PPD and more. Maths and English are a key part of the timetable, and taught by the same tutor and explored in a fun, relevant and functional way. The curriculum has an emphasis the skills needed for the learners to become more independent, and to move on to the next level of education; with this in mind they are offered taster sessions in the vocational subjects during the summer term. Learners attend College for three days each week, 9am - 4pm. Group sizes are usually around eight learners. Learners will be working on gaining an Entry level certificate in Independent living. Progress will be monitored using the RARPA process where personal targets will be set and regularly reviewed with the learner, parents, carers and other professionals.
What options are there after completing this course?
As in all courses at Central Beds College, there is a focus on progression and this course aims to prepare young people for their next step in learning, this could be one of our vocational or employment Pathways.
Coming to College is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to College and potentially to a local work placement. If you are concerned about this, please click here to see what financial support is available through our Student Services team.
We do recommend a few good resources that you can choose to purchase if you wish which you can see here (link). We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.