Valley College Learners

We believe young people who will benefit from Valley College will:

  • Be aged 18 to 20 years on the first year of entry;
  • Have (or will have had) a full Statement of Special Educational Needs or hold a current Education Health Care Plan funded at Band E or above;
  • Have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) falling in the range of severe learning difficulties or more moderate learning difficulties with additional needs that cannot be met in a local college.

Learner Pathways

Pathway to Independence

Pathway to Employability

Pathway to Employment

 

Course Duration

 

Minimum 1 year & maximum 3 years

No formal entry requirements

Minimum 1 year & maximum 3 years

Evidence of Entry level 2 skills

1-year course, subject to interview.

 

Course Content

 

  • Living in my community
  • Independence in my home
  • My personal growth
  • My working life

 

English and Maths, (Communication, Cognition and Information technology) will be delivered through all elements of the course.

  • Contributing to my community
  • My own place
  • My health
  • My work skills

 

Functional skills (Communication, Cognition and Information Technology) will be delivered through all elements of the course.

  • Citizenship
  • Self sufficiency
  • Staying safe and healthy
  • Employment skills

 

Functional skills including accredited English and Maths will be delivered discreetly and generalised across the course.

 

Assessment Process

 

Tutor assessment. Internally and RARPA  (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement)

Tutor assessment.

Internally and externally verified accreditation.

External verified accreditation.  (Appropriate concessions will be put in place).

 

Intended Outcomes

 

The vision for these learners is to maximize their personal independence skills in the home, in their community and in the workplace.

 

The vision for these learners is to maximize their independence and personal employability skills in their community and in the workplace.

The vision for these learners is to achieve accreditation and sustain skills in the workplace, home and educational setting. Learners will develop their resilience and confidence to sustain employment or training.

Target Learners-  All learners will have a current EHCP where special educational needs are described as severe (Pathway to Independent/Employability) or severe or moderate (Pathway to employability/employment), an appropriate funding band to cover course costs and a minimum age 18 years.