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Courses for people with learning difficulties and / or disabilities
“Welcome to Hackney Community College. We’re incredibly proud to have received the AoC Beacon Award for Inclusive Learning and we wanted to share with you some of the fantastic reasons for studying with us.
Our campus is secure and safe and is shared by learners of all abilities. This inclusive environment means that people with disabilities and / or learning difficulties can gain confidence with every day activities.
Within the spacious Shoreditch Campus, we have specialist accommodation and teachers to help people with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities. These include profound and multiple as well as autism.
- A member of staff who will meet you when you arrive at College each day and take you to your lesson
- Help with buying your lunch, so you get used to dealing with money
- Experience with how to safely prepare and cook healthy food and lots of one-to-one support to help you with your individual needs.
Our variety of courses are wrapped up with additional hours to focus on independent living skills. These include speech and language development, travel training, educational psychology support and onsite specialists, such as a speech and language therapist.
We also have a course specifically designed to support students with employment skills, helping them to be job ready. We work very closely with local businesses and charities to provide work placements and supported employment opportunities.
We make learning fun – and have a range of extra activities that students can get involved with. We work closely with community partners on various projects, including horticulture, dance and film. You can also take part in fun things like:
- Art and design
- Gardening as well as
- Trips to theatres
Whether someone wants to go on to higher level courses, get employment, or develop their independent living skills, we’re here to help them achieve that goal. So come and have a look round the College and speak to us about how we can help you with your individual needs. We look forward to welcoming you soon.”
Entry Level courses for 16-19 year olds who enjoy practical learning
About you: You will be 16-19 and prefer a practical, hands-on approach to learning, rather than an academic one. You may not have made up your mind about your future direction so may want to explore some different options. You will be well organised and able to attend all sessions, arriving on time.
You will spend part of the week working on projects with local employers and at least one day a week studying vocational units in College. If you are progressing to employment you will have a work placement after Christmas. We will help you improve your functional skills in English, maths and ICT, to help you progress to the next level.
You will choose three units from a range of vocational subjects (one each term). Possible options include: business/IT, brickwork, catering, horticulture, motor vehicle maintenance, multi-media, painting and decorating, performing arts, health and social care, sport, tiling.
At the end of the course, you will get a College certificate in vocational studies and should be able to progress to a Level 1 or 2 vocational course if you meet your targets.
Pattern of study:
3 days a week or 2 days and 2 half days
Speak up for yourself and your future
This case study produced for the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) follows a group of six HCC learners with severe learning disabilities. They took part in a programme entitled ‘Speak up For Yourself and your Future’, designed to support person-centred planning and inform a curriculum focused on goals and choices for adult life.
Download the full case study document here
The following films make up part of the case study: