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LLDD Information Booklet Course Offer 2014-15

Curriculum Area: Supported Learning LLDD (Learner with Learning Difficulties and / or Disabilities)

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Foreword by Charles Nelson Head of Supported Learning Welcome to Barnet and Southgate College

The Learning Disability Department at Barnet and Southgate College is established as a leading provider of learning disability provision for young people. As head of Supported Learning I am proud to lead a service that delivers specialist educational programmes successfully to more than 180 students with learning disabilities. I have worked in this area of learning for over 30 years and with a staff team, many of whom also have considerable experience, share a passion for progressing the learning and life chances of students with learning difficulties and disabilities. Inclusion and the opportunity to progress in college, community and the world of work are at the core of our beliefs and values. Our ambitions and those of parents, carers and learners will be enhanced by the new, purpose-built LLDD building at the Southgate campus which will provide a modern and improved area for learning. The College supports many young people with disabilities on mainstream programmes. However, for the purposes of this

The Specialist LLDD provision will be based at the Southgate Campus in September 2014 The environment in which LLDD students are educated is critical for outstanding results; and the facilities that enable them to function and achieve in that environment is key to that success. The new LLDD Centre of Excellence is the culmination of planning with a range of local partners. This new purpose built centre is dedicated to learning disabilities, which for the Further Education sector is rare in the UK. It will provide a consistent and safe area which is adapted to suit a wide range of student needs, with the aim of enabling students to progress within their local communities, independent living and the world of work.

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The New LLDD Centre of Excellence

“The new learning disabilities centre of excellence at the Southgate Campus will be amongst the best in London with dedicated, state-of-the-art specialist facilities that will serve our surrounding communities. This will enable students with learning difficulties such as autism and other complex support needs to be able to come and learn academic and employment skills within a supportive and inspirational building. The College’s plans for the new building are in direct support of the Government’s special educational needs and disability aspirations as outlined in their 2011 Green Paper. Construction work is now in progress; the building will be open for business from September 2014.”

Barnet and Southgate College Principal, David Byrne.

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Professional Services in a Community Setting The new facilities and a specialist staff team will provide dedicated services:  

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To provide a ‘London Centre of Excellence’ as a transition route from school, to adult learning and living for young people with LLDD including NEET groups and those with complex needs, autism and PMLD. To offer specialist resource areas that meet the needs of more challenging and complex learners including the provision of specialist services; namely, Speech and Language Therapy (SALT), physiotherapy and hydrotherapy, qualified nursing support and educational psychology. To offer local LLDD provision co-located within a college campus offering inclusion, vocational training and community based learning. To provide a facility in the heart of the north London community, close to a range of shops, local transport and London Underground. To utilise the facility during evenings and weekends for local community and LLDD providers in partnership with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation. To engage key stakeholders through an established parent / carer group. If you are interested in joining then please contact: Charles.Nelson@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk, Tel: 020 8266 4235 David.Holloway@banetsouthgate.ac.uk Tel: 020 8275 7611

Specialist Facilities The new LLDD Centre of Excellence is the culmination of plans developed with a range of local partners. In order to achieve exceptional educational results, and meet the needs for students on the LLDD programme, the environment in which they are educated is critical; the equipment and resources which enable them to learn and develop skills in that environment is key to their success. The range of facilities below has been determined by the consultation and the experience of the College over the years in providing extensive LLDD education. Details of specialist facilities ______________________________________________________________ Hydrotherapy Pool First Aid Room Physiotherapy Room Specialist Hoist Tracking Sensory Room Mini Sports Hall and Specialist Sports Equipment Rebound Room Training Kitchen Catering Kitchen 4


Café, Shop and Art Gallery Multi Skills Craft Area Specialist Classrooms for Complex Disabilities Training Flat Drama Studio Music Room Specialist Furniture and Fittings Assistive Technologies Horticultural space ______________________________________________________________ Fundraising The College is engaged in fundraising to acquire additional funds to fully equip the centre to the highest specifications. It is anticipated that the amount of additional funds required will be up to 350k. Please note that all planned facilities will be fully operational regardless of the fundraising appeal. Items required: Specialist hoist tracking for classrooms Hydrotherapy pool equipment Sensory room equipment and design Rebound room and specialist sports equipment Specific items for LLDD Catering Café including industrial fridge, café furniture Music equipment Drama studio rigging, staging and equipment Specialist IT and assistive technologies Specialist furniture and fittings External garden / recreational space

Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy The hydrotherapy pool will look similar to this design (see ground floor plans) and will be serviced by a full tracking system that will pass from the changing rooms directly to the pool. The pool will be serviced by male and female changing rooms fully equipped to cater for students with disabilities and accessed through a waiting room area. The hydrotherapy pool can also be lit by coloured lighting to provide a variety of therapeutic activities. The pool will be fully equipped and ready to run from September 2014. We will be seeking to raise funds for additional equipment for water therapy activities.

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Sensory Room Sensory rooms have many benefits and are particularly beneficial to individuals with PMLD, physical difficulties and autistic learners who need:      

An area for relaxation that creates interest Encouragement of communication skills Improvement of motor skills Team working skills Ability to understand cause and effect learning Opportunity for personal assessments for skills

Specialist Classrooms and Facilities There will be two specialist class rooms equipped with A – Frame hoists so students can easily be taken out of their wheelchairs, to aid mobility and learning. The floor coverings will be flexible and padded to create a safe surface. All the main facilities will have ceiling hoist access including the hydrotherapy pool, sensory room, physiotherapy room, first aid room, accessible toilets and training flat bathroom. The first floor will be serviced by a lift.

Training Flat This will be a training area for independent living including kitchen, dining area, lounge, bedroom and bathroom.

Mini Sports Hall A mini sports hall will accommodate activities such as unihoc, short tennis and badminton, five-a-side football, badminton, keep fit and lunch time clubs for students. We also plan to have a projector facility for Wii games and a sensory projector experience, subject to fundraising.

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Rebound Room Rebound therapy is used to develop movement, therapeutic exercise and recreation for people across the whole spectrum of special needs. It is used to facilitate movement, promote balance, promote an increase or decrease in muscle tone, promote relaxation, promote sensory integration and; improve fitness, exercise tolerance and communication skills. It is popular in special needs schools and is becoming increasingly popular as a piece of apparatus that virtually all people, regardless of their abilities, can access, benefit from and enjoy. This new facility for the college has a bespoke space designed within the mini sports hall complex. We are currently fundraising for the trampoline and matting for the floor and walls.

First Aid & Physiotherapy Room Both rooms will be serviced by ceiling hoists for wheelchair users. The First Aid room will be staffed by a fully trained nurse who will have a key role in staff training and clinical supervision. A full-time physiotherapist will be employed for the hydrotherapy pool and physiotherapy programmes for students.

Multi Skills Craft Room & Art Room The new facility will have a multi-skills art and craft room including kiln. There will also be an art-room facility on the first floor.

Drama Studio This will be situated on the first floor within a vocational skills area including an art room and music room. It is planned to equip the drama studio with stage, stage rigging, staging lights and sound equipment. This will form part of a fundraising appeal.

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Music Room A music room is planned alongside the art room and drama studio. It has planned additional sound-proofing. The equipment for this is part of the new centre fundraising appeal.

Catering Kitchens, Art Gallery, Café and Shop These facilities will be available alongside the atrium entrance to the centre. This will form an essential part of the students’ vocational and work-based learning activities.

A Specialist LLDD Provision This is a full-time school leaver’s provision designed for students aged 16-25. There is an extensive range of courses to meet the different learning needs, and levels including autism and those with complex and high support needs where LDAs (Learning Disability Assessment) or EHC (Education Health & Care) plans will be required for new students. The learning is designed as modular and flexible, and designed around the intake of students and is carried out by the following approaches:    

Person-centred planning to develop confidence Life skills Functional skills Work skills through nationally-recognised qualifications.

Every student has access to a personal tutor and uses individual learning plans to support their personal development and progression. There is a clear commitment to inclusion and learners feeling safe and welcomed in all parts of the College campuses, at the outreach centres and in work experience settings. A curriculum offer enhances students’ vocational experience in practical and real environments including work training and job opportunities at the work place. Support takes the form of small group sizes (6 to 10 students), group support staff, one-to-one support in and out of the class, assistive technologies, adapted materials and specialist programmes supported by individual learning plans and personal tutors.

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Students with learning disabilities and mental health issues are supported across the College on mainstream programmes which forms an important part of our progression planning. Emphasis on 

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Person-centred planning, individual reviews and tailored programmes supported by personal tutors and individual learning plans. Functional skills for independent living including communication, numeracy, literacy, money, travel training Building of confidence and emotional skills Self-advocacy and independence, learner voice Partnership working with employers, local authorities and statutory and voluntary organisations A holistic provision that uses practical skills as a learning vehicle: admin office, shop, multiskills /craft workshop, catering areas, horticultural area, drama, sports, multi-media A practical curriculum geared to independent living skills, employability and work-based learning Job coaches provided to support work-based learning including work experience Training for volunteering and peer mentoring, with an extensive programme offered at the College through our mental health provision All LLDD students have access to nationally recognised qualifications Student programmes are 2-3 years in length with clear transition goals set for college, community and employment progression.

Induction, Policies and Support Induction During the first two weeks at college, students will receive the following:  Health and Safety training  Timetables 9


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First targets on Individual Learning Plan Tour of all the College facilities Various team-building events Student Code of Conduct

Timetable The typical day begins at 10.00am. Most classes have a 15 minute break in the morning usually around 11.00am. Lunch is usually around 12.15 till 1.00pm depending on the class but check with tutor if there are any queries. In the afternoon most classes will have a 15 minute break, and the college day ends at around 3.30pm. A café and some specialist facilities – for those with complex needs – will be available in the new centre. The students can also eat in the restaurant in the main Southgate Campus. There is also a seating area for students to eat packed lunches if applicable

Student Support Assistants (SSAs) Student Support Assistants are a crucial part of our team. They are allocated on a 1:1 basis, or shared within the group depending on the needs and dynamics of the class and the students. The SSA’s role is highly important to staff and students alike. Student Support Assistants’ main duty within the classroom is to support student learning. We have two Senior SSAs and they are Zoe Smith and Gina Sansby. Zoe and Gina can be reached on 020 8266 4049 or email Zoe.Smith@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk Gina.Sansby@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

Safeguarding We pride ourselves on providing a safe and supportive working environment for students which is underpinned by the personal tutorial systems, Learner Voice, a dedicated team of support assistants and designated safeguarding officers. All students have a personal tutor who is responsible for the day-to-day management and welfare of the students.

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Health & Safety Please be aware that:  

Students receive Health and Safety information as part of their induction to the course. The following of Health and Safety regulations and the College Health and Safety procedures is essential.

We have qualified First Aiders on call and it is vital that we have emergency contact numbers for students. We also complete a risk assessment for each student in their first week of induction - so your support in completing any personal information details which we may send home during that first week will be greatly appreciated.

The Learning Pathways Our aim is to provide outstanding learning opportunities for people with learning difficulties in a supportive and exceptional facility. Our ambition is for all our students to achieve their potential and enhance their quality of life. There is a wide range of learning experiences with individually tailored programmes which develop learning through three distinctive elements: Life skills Builds confidence, social skills and independence and including skills for independent living. Functional skills Develops numeracy, oral and written communication and the use of computers and money skills Work skills Work-based learning is essential part of the student learning experience and programmes of learning are designed to for students to acquire work skills through social enterprise activities, vocational curriculum including opportunities to work in mainstream vocational areas and work experience. Every full-time LLDD student undertakes a work experience placement which includes a variety of tailored opportunities provided by dedicated job coaches supporting and placing students across a variety of placements in garden centres, catering, shops, volunteering, Brent Cross, office work, college and charities. There were 58 external offsite placements completed for 2012-13. 11


Qualifications Main Awarding Bodies: Edexcel NB: Some students may gain training awards from other Awarding Bodies e.g. Food Hygiene certificate, Makaton Certificate. Qualifications: All courses apart from the complex learning provision offer nationally recognised qualifications offered by Edexcel. Where a nationally recognised qualification is not available then a College Certificate is given recognising non-accredited achievement. The qualifications offered are detailed in the course offer.

Open Days and Tasters There are open events during the year and we will send letters inviting you to attend if you so wish. It is also possible to arrange visits and assessments throughout the year including the opportunity for students to preview / taster days. Please contact the course tutors using the contact details provided to arrange these.

Interview and Assessment If High Needs funding support is required then it is important to arrange a visit to the College as early as possible to inform your preferred choice of college or training provider and to complete an interview and assessment which is essential to the application process. It is recommended that High Needs funded applications are completed between October and December for courses starting the following September. Early applications are essential for the college and local authorities to plan and agree funding and provision.

The Course Offer We have a range of courses to suit all different levels, all ages, and all abilities. All potential learners must complete an assessment before being given a place on an LLDD course. Learners must have a Learning Disability Assessment or an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC) where they have high support needs. This high support funding is subject to approval from the Local Authority. 12


All lessons start at 10am and finish at 3pm unless otherwise stated. This is planned around the intake of new students and those returning and can be subject to change dependent upon the needs and learning levels of the learners. The progression routes and learning levels mapped to college milestones and skills for life, school P levels and national curriculum levels can be found in the Appendix. The courses planned for the academic year September 2014-15 are detailed below. The course information is separated into their main programme pathways, the course offer, application process and contact details. Please contact the course tutor directly to apply.

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Programme for those learners with profound, complex and multiple learning disabilities (PCMLD) - including autism 1 Year Full Time Courses

Explore Learning Explore learning is a 4 day programme that is delivered in modules offering different multi-sensory experiences, communication and life skills. Applicants are from 16-24 years of age at the early stages of learning between Milestones Levels 1 – 5 (P Levels 1-5). Communication is at the core of our curriculum and is addressed within all of our modules delivering positive use of total communication of verbal and non-verbal communications which include Makaton sign language, picture exchange systems, objects of reference and intensive interaction. We encourage and support all learners to interact with communicative intent.

Learning Skills Learning Skills is a 4 day course that has been designed for learners who are generally on the Autistic Spectrum transitioning from special schools. Applicants are from 16-24 years of age working at pre-entry level and learners will be working between learning milestones 4 – 8 (P Levels 4 – 8). It supports the needs of learners who benefit from a structured systematic approach to their learning to: develop their communication skills; to interact and engage in activities; and build positive relationships utilising mediums such as art, drama and music. Within the curriculum there is a strong emphasis on personal and social development to achieve: communication development; structured and personalised interventions; and the use of appropriate behaviours to gain attention and communicate needs to others.

Transition Skills Transition Skills is a 4 day programme designed to support the needs of learners who have severe learning disabilities and/or autism who benefit from a structured systematic approach. Applicants are from 16-24 years of age working at a pre-entry level from milestones 5 – 8 (P Levels 5 – 8).

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The curriculum is structured and person-centred. There is an emphasis on understand individual learning needs, styles and levels to identify potential and opportunity to progress to other courses and more independent living. Within the curriculum, learners are supported to learn how to engage with others and develop positive relationships, to have opportunities to explore personal interests and engage within activities. At the core there is a large emphasis on communication and the development of verbal and nonverbal communication. All these courses run from Monday to Thursday. The day starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm. The learners’ achievement is recognised through a College Certificate. Progression is available to courses such as Pre Vocational Skills, Life Skills and Branching Out and planned transition into the community through moving on plans. To apply for the course you will need to complete an application form online or on paper. Please request one from Reception or pick up a prospectus from any of the campus and you find the form inside. A letter will be sent inviting you to interview and assessment. For Learning Disability courses you can also complete the application form at the interview with the help of the tutor. After application you will need to undertake an interview and assessment. The assessment is needed to see if you are at the right learning level and potential for the course and find out your support needs. Relevant paperwork such as school assessments and reports and a Learning Disability Assessment (EHC from September 2014) should be available to assist this process. It is also possible to arrange tasters and preview placements at certain times of the year. For PCMLD courses please contact the Course Tutor Paul McTernan to arrange an assessment/visit on 0208 275 7633 or Paul.Mcternan@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

Branching Out This course provides a progression route for Transition Skills, Learning Skills and some Pre Vocational Skills. New students can also be considered. Applicants are usually from 19-24 years of age and working at Milestones 7-8 (P Levels 7-8) up to Entry Level 1.

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The course is ‘Person Centred Planned’ to each learner to devise employability and community programmes in preparation for progression from the College. For students on the autistic spectrum a TEAACH approach will be utilised in the learning environment. It will include inclusive communication formats such as Makaton signing, symbol picture formats, adapted from word documents & written text into Easy Read documents. Modules: Personal & social development, Media – blogging-Facebook College page, Speaking up, Organising myself, Enterprise skills, Gardening, Social skills The course is full time, running from Monday-Thursday 10a.m. to 3pm. The learners’ achievement is recognised through a College Certificate. Progression is available to courses such as Life Skills and planned transition into the community through moving on plans. To apply for the course you will need to complete an application form online or on paper. Please request one from Reception or pick up a prospectus from any of the campus and you find the form inside. A letter will be sent inviting you to interview and assessment. For Learning Disability courses you can also complete the application form at the interview with the help of the tutor. After application you will need to undertake an interview and assessment. The assessment is needed to see if you are at the right learning level and potential for the course and find out your support needs. Relevant paperwork such as school assessments and reports and a Learning Disability Assessment (EHC from September 2014) should be available to assist this process. It is also possible to arrange tasters and preview placements at certain times of the year. Please contact the Course Tutor Heather Dorow to arrange a visit/assessment on 020 8266 2667 or Heather.Dorow@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

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Programme of Life Skills & Independent Living 1 Year Full Time Courses

Life Skills The course is aimed at learners who want to develop their life skills to further enrich their lives within the community. There will be the potential to further these skills by undertaking voluntary work, social enterprise or paid work. An exciting work placement/experience situation is offered to students. Applicants are from 16 to 24 years of age with or without previous college experience. Students will be working from M8 to E1 and must hold as S139a Learning Difficulty Assessment. Students learn to further their confidence, work more effectively as members of teams and follow instructions to complete all manners of class and practical activities. The course runs from Monday through to Thursday, offering a range of varied activities designed to meet students` needs to progress into making the most of their environment including: Monday – Sport Tuesday – Kitchen Gardening and DIY/Computers Wednesday – Drama Thursday – Shop and Cook/Home Skills The learners work towards an Edexcel Award in Independent Living Skills. Students can progress to courses such as Skills for Work and Living and Catering and planned transition into the community through moving on plans. To apply for the course you will need to complete an application form online or on paper. Please request one from Reception or pick up a prospectus from any of the campus and you find the form inside. A letter will be sent inviting you to interview and assessment. For Learning Disability courses you can also complete the application form at the interview with the help of the tutor. After application you will need to undertake an interview and assessment. The assessment is needed to see if you are at the right learning level and potential for the course and find out your support needs. Relevant paperwork such as school assessments and reports and a Learning Disability Assessment (EHC from September 2014) should be available to assist this process. It is also possible to arrange tasters and preview placements at certain times of the year. 17


Please contact the Course Tutors Mandy Formosa and Pina Griffin to arrange a visit/assessment on 020 8266 4142 or email Mandy.Formosa@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk Pina.Griffin@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

Skills for Employment and Independence The full time course is aimed at learners who need to develop their independent living and work skills. It is a progression course for Life Skills and Pre-Vocational Skills and will also take new applicants. Students will be able to learn functional skills including using money, numeracy, literacy, communication skills and computing in practical work-based setting as well as the classroom. Applicants are from 16 to 24 years of age with or without previous college experience. It is expected that you will have achieved a basic skills level of Entry 2 with some basic reading and writing skills. Students will be working to achieve the Edexcel Certificate in Skills for Independence and Work at Entry Level 2. Students can progress to courses such as Skills for Work and Living, Catering, Performing Arts Skills and planned transition into the community through moving on plans. To apply for the course you will need to complete an application form online or on paper. Please request one from Reception or pick up a prospectus from any of the campus and you find the form inside. A letter will be sent inviting you to interview and assessment. For Learning Disability courses you can also complete the application form at the interview with the help of the tutor. After application you will need to undertake an interview and assessment. The assessment is needed to see if you are at the right learning level and potential for the course and find out your support needs. Relevant paperwork such as school assessments and reports and a Learning Disability Assessment (EHC from September 2014) should be available to assist this process. It is also possible to arrange tasters and preview placements at certain times of the year. Please contact the Course Tutor Tony Sherman to arrange a visit/assessment on 020 8982 5050, Ext 5113 or tony.sherman@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk 18


.Programme of Vocational 1 Year Full Time Courses

Skills & Personal Development

Pre-Vocational (Pre Voc) There are 4 pre-vocational courses designed for young people leaving special schools. Most students complete two years on this programme. Applicants are aged from 16 to 19 years of age and are usually working between Milestone 7-8 (P7-P8) and up to Entry Level 1. Students will develop their personal and social skills, communication skills and independent and community living skills. Learners are encouraged to express themselves and reflect on dealing with their emotions to become more confident’ independent and make friends. There are many opportunities to develop literacy, numeracy skills and money skills in practical situations such as our learning cafÊ and community trips. There is also the opportunity to be part of a learning carousel which includes tasters in mainstream vocational areas. Group & individual tutorials are provided and are an important opportunity for pastoral support and as a time is used to develop plans for the future, identify aspirations and possible work opportunities. All students will have person centred reviews Students in their 2nd year will have the opportunity to undertake Work Experience. Modules include: Cooking ICT Community Skills Sports Drama Skills for Work . The learners on the Pre-Vocational courses work towards an Edexcel Award in Personal Progress at E1. Students can progress to courses such as Skills for Work and Living, Catering, Performing Arts. The classes are full time from 10am to 3pm and run over 4 days a week.

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To apply for the course you will need to complete an application form online or on paper. Please request one from Reception or pick up a prospectus from any of the campus and you find the form inside. A letter will be sent inviting you to interview and assessment. For Learning Disability courses you can also complete the application form at the interview with the help of the tutor. After application you will need to undertake an interview and assessment. The assessment is needed to see if you are at the right learning level and potential for the course and find out your support needs. Relevant paperwork such as school assessments and reports and a Learning Disability Assessment (EHC from September 2014) should be available to assist this process. It is also possible to arrange tasters and preview placements at certain times of the year. Please phone Course Tutor Stephanie Cross to arrange an assessment/visit on 020 8266 4244 or Stephanie.Cross@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

New Dimensions New Dimensions is aimed at learners from 16 to 19 years of age who are from mainstream schools and who are generally on the Autistic Spectrum. It focuses on social relationships, communication and interaction with peers and people in society. It has cookery, sport, ICT and Literacy and numeracy within its curriculum. The learners on New Dimensions course are potentially those who can progress to mainstream courses. The learners this year are working towards an Award in Skills for Independence and Work at E2. The course is full time and runs from 10am to for 4 days a week. To apply for the course you will need to complete an application form online or on paper. Please request one from Reception or pick up a prospectus from any of the campus and you find the form inside. A letter will be sent inviting you to interview and assessment. For Learning Disability courses you can also complete the application form at the interview with the help of the tutor.

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After application you will need to undertake an interview and assessment. The assessment is needed to see if you are at the right learning level and potential for the course and find out your support needs. Relevant paperwork such as school assessments and reports and a Learning Disability Assessment (EHC from September 2014) should be available to assist this process. It is also possible to arrange tasters and preview placements at certain times of the year. Please contact the Course Tutors Mandy Formosa and Pina Griffin to arrange a visit/assessment on 020 8266 4142 or email Mandy.Formosa@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk Pina.Griffin@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

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Programme of Vocational & Work Skills Higher Level LLDD Courses 1 Year Full Time Courses

Vocational Pathway – Catering This full-time course runs for four days a week and is for young people aged 16-25 who wish to pursue a career in catering or similar work. Prospective candidates need to be working between Entry 2 and Entry 3 for basic skills including communication, literacy and numeracy – this would include the ability to read and write basic recipes. You should have experience kitchen skills and have shown an interest in gaining employment in the Catering Industry. Students can progress to higher level catering courses in the college including Skills for Working and Living below, training programmes and work within the catering industry. The qualifications offered are the City and Guilds Entry Level Certificate in Food Studies, Food Hygiene Certificate and credits towards the Functional Skills Award in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT. To apply for the course you will need to complete an application form online or on paper. Please request one from Reception or pick up a prospectus from any of the campus and you find the form inside. A letter will be sent inviting you to interview and assessment. For Learning Disability courses you can also complete the application form at the interview with the help of the tutor. After application you will need to undertake an interview and assessment. The assessment is needed to see if you are at the right learning level and potential for the course and find out your support needs. Relevant paperwork such as school assessments and reports and a Learning Disability Assessment (EHC from September 2014) should be available to assist this process. It is also possible to arrange tasters and preview placements at certain times of the year. Please contact the Course Tutors Mandy Formosa and Pina Griffin to arrange a visit/assessment on 020 8266 4142 or email Mandy.Formosa@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk Pina.Griffin@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk . 22


Skills for Working and Living This course will enable you to continue developing your skills to a higher level in personal and social development, living skills, employability skills and catering. Prospective candidates need to have successfully completed and Entry Level 2 qualification, have an interest in catering work and an interest in gaining employment in the catering industry or similar work. In addition to coming to college you will be part of the Smooth Operators catering team and attend an offsite centre once a week where the group runs a snack bar. The course can lead to progression to a mainstream course or the tutor will work with you to find other pathways such as voluntary work or employment. The qualifications offered are the Edexcel Certificate in Vocational Studies Entry 3 and the RSPH Certificate in Food Safety and Hygiene Level 1. To apply for the course you will need to complete an application form online or on paper. Please request one from Reception or pick up a prospectus from any of the campus and you find the form inside. A letter will be sent inviting you to interview and assessment. For Learning Disability courses you can also complete the application form at the interview with the help of the tutor. After application you will need to undertake an interview and assessment. The assessment is needed to see if you are at the right learning level and potential for the course and find out your support needs. Relevant paperwork such as school assessments and reports and a Learning Disability Assessment (EHC from September 2014) should be available to assist this process. It is also possible to arrange tasters and preview placements at certain times of the year. Please contact the Course Tutor Sue Reynolds to arrange a visit/assessment on 020 8982 5050, x 5113 or email Sue.Reynolds@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

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Vocational Pathway – Performing Arts An exciting and innovative full-time course for young adults aged 19-25 who have a keen interest in the Performing Arts. This is for students working at Entry 3 & Level 1 who wish to further develop their performance skills and progress onto further specialised courses within this area or related work. The Curriculum Includes:  Drama & Dance  Practical & Theory Work  Rehearsing & Working in a Theatre Environment  Theatre Related Work Experience Full Enrichment Programme including theatre visits, backstage tours in the West End and visiting speakers form within the arts. There is an end of year performance in a local theatre. The qualification offered is the Edexcel BTEC Award / Certificate in Performing Arts Entry 3 / Level 1 The course can lead to progression to a mainstream course or the tutor will work with you to find other pathways such as voluntary work or employment. To apply for the course you will need to complete an application form online or on paper. Please request one from Reception or pick up a prospectus from any of the campus and you find the form inside. A letter will be sent inviting you to interview and assessment. For Learning Disability courses you can also complete the application form at the interview with the help of the tutor. After application you will need to undertake an interview and assessment. The assessment is needed to see if you are at the right learning level and potential for the course and find out your support needs. Relevant paperwork such as school assessments and reports and a Learning Disability Assessment (EHC from September 2014) should be available to assist this process. It is also possible to arrange tasters and preview placements at certain times of the year. Please phone Course Tutor Cheryl Ferner-Reeves to arrange a visit/assessment on 020 8266 4076 or email Cheryl.Ferner-Reeves@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

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Next Step Next Step is a course for learners 16+ who wish to progress onto further college courses and develop their basic skills and skills for training and work but need a transition period to build their confidence and independence. Prospective candidates will be working between Entry 2 and Entry 3 basic skills and will study literacy, numeracy, ICT, healthy living (to include cooking), skills for employment and independence, project work, producing a product and enterprise, together with personal development and the opportunity for work experience. The learners on Next Step are working towards Edexcel Skills for Independence and Work Certificate. The course can lead to progression to a mainstream course or the tutor will work with you to find other pathways such as voluntary work or employment To apply for the course you will need to complete an application form online or on paper. Please request one from Reception or pick up a prospectus from any of the campus and you find the form inside. A letter will be sent inviting you to interview and assessment. For Learning Disability courses you can also complete the application form at the interview with the help of the tutor. After application you will need to undertake an interview and assessment. The assessment is needed to see if you are at the right learning level and potential for the course and find out your support needs. Relevant paperwork such as school assessments and reports and a Learning Disability Assessment (EHC from September 2014) should be available to assist this process. It is also possible to arrange tasters and preview placements at certain times of the year. The course is full time and runs from 10am to 3pm Monday to Thursday. Please phone Course Tutor Angela Bush to arrange a visit/assessment on 020 8266 4086 or email Angela.Bush@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

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Programme of Work-based Learning Partnership with Transport for London and Remploy 1 Year Full Time Course

Are you aged 18-24 and interested in learning more about the world of work? Would you like administration work experience within Transport for London? Steps into Work is a work experience programme that is designed to give participants with learning disabilities the opportunity to gain practical experience of working whilst learning and developing valuable skills needed for any employment. This is a one year programme offering a great opportunity to take part in three placements in administration roles at Transport for London offices. You will learn on-site in the workplace at Transport for London offices and will be able to travel independently and work under supervision. Other benefits of this programme include participants being fully supported with job coaching provided by Remploy and Barnet and Southgate College delivering tutorials working toward an Edexcel Level 1 Work Skills qualification. Skills developed:  Working together  Problem Solving at work  Conduct at Work  Communication skills at work  Work Skills - Interview skills, CV building,  Application forms, Career choices Entrance to the course is by interview and selection process. The programme will run from January 2014 until December 2014. For further information or if would like to receive an expression of interest application form please call Steps into Work on 020 7918 4020 or email stepsintowork@tfl.gov.uk Alternatively contact David Holloway to arrange a visit/assessment on 020 8275 7611 or email David.Holloway@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

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Course Link – Mental Health Programme Young people aged 16-19 1 Year Full Time Course and Part Time option These are courses for young people (usually 16 -18 years old) who are recovering from mental health conditions or who are suffering from stress or distress which means that they are not able to access mainstream school or college education. You need to be ready to make a commitment to attend regularly. You also need to be working at literacy level E3. You can show this by showing your qualifications at interview or sitting a short literacy assessment. If your literacy is below this level then other courses at Barnet and Southgate College would be more suitable. Part-time CourseLink is a series of 2 day a week courses. You may join at any time of year. Each course lasts for a term or half a term. Students attend classes in Personal and Social Development and in Art. Most students on CourseLink will progress to the next CourseLink course. Full-time CourseLink Extra is a 4 day a week course beginning in November but you can join at any time of year. Students attend CourseLink classes combined with extra classes in English, Maths and IT up to Level 2. You will work towards qualifications in Functional Skills. Most students progress to a mainstream course or the tutor will work with you to find other pathways such as voluntary work or employment. The classes are small, with no more than 10 students, and we have lots of extra support in the classroom. We also realise that sometimes our students will need to ‘take five’ by leaving the classroom for a few minutes. Our lessons have an emphasis on participation and group interaction; we hope that students will learn from each other as well as from their teachers. Most lessons take place in the afternoon at our Wood Street Campus. To apply for the course you will need to complete an application form online or on paper. Please request one from Reception or pick up a prospectus from any of the campus and you find the form inside. A letter will be sent inviting you to interview and assessment. For Learning Disability courses you can also complete the application form at the interview with the help of the tutor.

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After application you will need to undertake an interview and assessment. The assessment is needed to see if you are at the right learning level and potential for the course and find out your support needs. Relevant paperwork such as school assessments and reports and a Learning Disability Assessment (EHC from September 2014) should be available to assist this process. It is also possible to arrange tasters and preview placements at certain times of the year. Please contact David Holloway to arrange a visit/assessment on 020 8275 7611 or email David.Holloway@barnetsouthgate.ac.uk

Application Process Applications for courses are usually made with the help of the local Connexions / Prospects Careers advisers and with the help of your school. We attend local schools parents, evenings and run open days at the College where you can meet staff and find about our College offer. Information is also available on our website, college prospectus and this booklet. Visits to the college and tasters can be arranged by contact the College directly by contacting the Course Tutors or Curriculum Manager detailed in this booklet. We would expect all prospective applicants to visit the College and complete an assessment and interview with a Course Tutor. A full College assessment is essential for all applicants requiring a high level of support of costs greater than £6,000 and will require an LDA or EHC (available from September 2014) and approval from your local authority on basis of the college’s completed application for high needs funding.

Student Code of Conduct All students are asked to sign a student code of conduct where appropriate. In the LLDD Department students are expected to attend all sessions according to their timetable and to be punctual. If a student is unable to attend for any reason then their personal tutor needs to be informed. Students will be supported with their personal development and where students’ conduct or health causes concern we will arrange a review meeting with the student, parent / carer and other professionals. At all times the College will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments and support students to complete their programme. Please see the College website to review College policies and formal processes. http://www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk/The-College/college-policies 28


Advice & Guidance Each student will be provided with a transition plan through person centred meetings and reviews including other professionals as necessary. Advice and guidance is available through the College careers service, local career advisers such as Prospects, local employment schemes and through your course tutor to help you with progression and transition from College to further training, employment and community based outcomes.

There is the annual ‘Moving On’ event where students can receive advice and information from a range of local services and professionals.

We welcome feedback from parents, carers and students and if you have any curriculum requests and ideas then please contact us directly. We have started a termly parents group which you are welcome to join by contacting us directly as detailed below.

Contact Information for Curriculum Manager David Holloway Curriculum Manager Telephone 020 8275 7611

Contact Information for Head of Service Charles Nelson Head of Skills Development Telephone 020 8266 4235

Main switchboard 020 8200 8300 www.barnetsouthgate.ac.

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LLDD Curriculum Mapping and Progression Professional Services

Complex LLDD

School P Levels 1-8

National Curriculum Levels 1-3

NCL 4-5

Pre Entry Milestones 1-8

Entry Level Entry 1-3

Level 1

Explore Learning – 2 Yr

*Pre Entry refers to pre reading writing skills but with basic word recognition at M8. Entry 1-3 is Foundation Level which sees the full development of reading and writing skills from early sentence construction at M1. Level 1 is the key level of entry for mainstream courses and Level 2 is GCSE Level where most industry standard qualifications start.

Transition Skills

Physiotherapy Nursing

Autism Specific

Learning Skills Branching Out

Speech and Language Therapy Life Skills Independent Living

Level 2 - GCSE

MAINSTREAM PROVISION

CONSTRUCTION CATERING BUSINESS

Life Skills

COMPUTING

Skill for Employment and Independence

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE Functional Skills Reading, Writing

Vocational Skills Work Skills Personal and Social Development

New Dimensions Pre Vocational Skills Consists of 4 Courses

Catering – Vocational Pathway Skills for Working & Living

Numeracy

Performing Arts – Voc Path

Communication Media Computing

Steps Into Work

Multi Sports THF Functional Skills Academic Skills Personal Skills

HUMANITIES & SCIENCE SPORTS FOUNDATION LEARNING BASIC SKILLS

Next Step

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Barnet and Southgate College's courses for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities

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