Name of provider

Truro and Penwith College – Tregye Campus

Name of course

Access Skills Development

Who is this course intended for?

Access Skills Development is a three-year course designed to meet the needs of students who have complex Autism who wish to continue their education in an inclusive Further Education college.

Site/s where available

Tregye Campus

Key contact for questions about course

Programme Team Leader, Foundation Studies:
Theresa Edwards

Deputy Team Leders, Foundation Studies:
Steve Kenward and Lucy Sheen

Duration of course

1 to 3 years with potential extension dependent on continuing personal development.

Progression pathway determined at the end of year 1.

Age range if applicable

Post 16 Learners

Key course content and outcomes
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  • Numeracy, Literacy and ICT
  • Communication Skills
  • Social Skills
  • All aspects of self-care
  • Creative Studies
  • Cookery
  • Sport and Outdoor Activities
  • Horticulture
  • Independent Living Skills

Entry requirements

No formal requirements – offer by interview and transition meetings to evaluate individual need

Available qualifications

Personal target setting and development monitoring

Likely progression

May lead to further education opportunities as appropriate

Additional charges for families
e.g. swimming, pocket money for shopping

Entry to public venues (if applicable)

Swimming/riding/bowling or visit fees

Personal spending money on visits

Optional expenses for families
e.g. non-essential trips

Residential visits

Timing across the week

Minimum 540-620 funded guided learning hours across three or more days per week.

Additional time subject to confirmation of discretionary funding.

Other Information

The focus is to develop communication skills, all aspects of social inclusion and making personal choices.

For all students our aim is to promote lifelong learning and to help them reach their potential as valued members of society.

Contact Truro and Penwith College

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