This 8-week taster assessment is an opportunity for individuals with complex additional support needs to experience an adult learning environment on a temporary basis. Students will attend on a part-time basis, two days a week, following a dynamic timetable that will allow them all the classes that they could continue to undertake should the college environment be an appropriate learning space for them.
After the taster, students may be offered a place on our 28 week Connect course. This is a progression pathway from Access 8 where students are offered to study some of the subjects offered in the taster in more depth.
There are no formal entry requirements. Following a discussion with schools or relevant agencies a place may be offered.
Students must come with their own support workers.
Classes centre around practical and leisure skills, such as Art and Cooking, as well as classes designed to foster independence in the individual, such as Communication.
Learners may have the opportunity to progress on to the CONNECT 28 course.