Social and Community Pathway
- September 2023, Full Time
Social & Community pathways course will help you develop your life skills ready to move into further education, Apprenticeships/Training or Paid Employment. Having real work experience will not only give you specific skills, it will open up new opportunities that you may not have thought of before.
This course is for people who are interested in gaining the important life skills needed to live independently and to move into employment. It is suitable for students who are keen to learn practically. Students will gain a wealth of knowledge around different working environments and in addition to this will participate in a work placement. The course is specially designed for those who have had a break in their education due to bullying, social, emotional or behaviour issues. The class consists of eight learners giving a more nurtured and supported environment
As part of the course units which will be covered are:
Healthy Eating- where you will experience cooking healthy snacks and meals using a state of the art kitchen.
Parenting Awareness- where you will experience looking after a virtual baby and gain understanding about childhood illnesses/accidents and support available for young parents.
Making the most of Leisure time- where you will get to go to Eaton Vale and participate in activities such as Canoeing, Wall Climbing, Team building and Archery.
Healthy Living- where you will learn about Exercise, Healthy Eating, Protected Sex and Hygiene.
Managing money- Where you will learn how to budget.
Why Our College?
We have purpose built facilities for our inclusive learning students, including our purpose build Rug Room for students with Autistic Spectrum disorders, and our PAL building, for students who are preparing for adult life.
A centre for excellence
The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) has named City College Norwich as one of three Centres for Excellence in SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) in England
Our Inclusive Learning courses help you to progress to your next step through our bespoke group programmes delivered by a team of dedicated staff
No formal entry requirements. The course is for students who are preparing for employment having come through other Inclusive Learning courses, or who are new to college and need to gain confidence and practical skills to progress into the world of work. Interview required.
Students will gain real life work experience in various environments such as Retail, Care Homes, Catering and Childcare.
In class for students will use technology such as computers, cameras and smart boards to aid learning and engagement to complete a Gateway Certificate in Personal and Social Skills and English & Maths functional skills qualifications. Learners will be taught Time- Management, Leadership, Organisational and Problem Solving skills.
Tutorial support is an integral part of your program. The aim of tutorials is to help students to become active, self-directed learners, able to set their own goals and review their own progress. The tutorial process links with other college services such as The Pastoral team, The Information Store and The Advice Shop. Contact can also be made, through your tutor, with outside agencies like the Careers Service or Social Services if you have any questions or worries relating to your life outside college hours.
Students may progress onto further courses within Inclusive Learning or onto other programmes within the wider college/community.
Throughout the duration of the course learners will not only gain a wealth of knowledge in various subjects, they will work on building confidence, improving social skills, learn real life skills and engage in a new, positive learning journey.
Students will need to have successfully applied for and received funding.