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Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Provision
Monday, 10 June 2019 to Tuesday, 31 December 2019

LDD Provision

We offer a range of programmes from Pre-entry to Level 2 focusing on independent living skills, social and community involvement and work experience:

  • Beginners Cookery
  • Art
  • Work
  • Independent Living
  • Sport and Leisure
  • Performing arts
  • ICT
  • ESOL
  • Maths and English

Beginner’s cookery – This is a cookery based programme where you will improve and develop specific skills within catering to encourage more independence in the kitchen, as well as developing a range of soft skills such as communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills.

Art – This is a practical arts based course where you will have the opportunity to have a go at a variety of art forms such as painting, sculpting, printmaking and mosaics as well as accessing the community and finding out what is going on locally.

Work - This is a work skills based course for you to develop a sense of who you are, what skill set you have and the area of work you would like to progress into in the future. This enables you to take part in real life work experiences both individually and in small groups. This course includes aspects of independent living, community living and working with others.

Independent Living Tier 1 - This is a life skills based course for you to develop a sense of who you are and your place in the wider community. Courses in this pathway are designed for learners for whom vocational courses and full time work may not be an option. Course themes include basic cooking and household tasks, enrichment events, managing a personal budget, communication skills, personal and social development.

Independent Living Tier 2 - This is a life skills based course where you will develop advanced independence skills to prepare you for supported, semi or independent living.  This course aims to empower you to function as independently as possible, whilst embracing your own personal needs.  Course themes include personal hygiene, telling the time, practical maths and English, accessing the community, healthy living and maintaining a house and garden.

Sport and Leisure – This is a course designed around sport and leisure and how to keep fit and healthy, looking at exercise as a way of dealing with poor physical and mental health and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Performing Arts - This course is designed for you to be able to explore different types of performance including movement, mime, character and storytelling as well as all of the roles behind the scenes. You will work towards an actual live performance.

ICT for Users – This course is an intermediate course aimed at learners with a little knowledge in Word, PowerPoint, Email and Internet. It will further develop your knowledge and understanding within these elements.

ESOL LLDD – This course is for learners whose first language is not English. You will work on improving your spoken English as well as cover listening and reading.

Maths and English – We have a number of Maths and English classes which are from pre entry to Level 2 to enable you to improve your skills in these areas.

For more information please contact Samantha Riley, Adult Learning and Skills Manager, Westgate College, West Road, NE4 9LU. Phone 0191 2773574.

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