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Skillwise for Young People with Severe Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

This course is for students leaving special schools aged 19-21. The course gives you a chance to become more independent, gain work and life skills, practice your social skills in the community and meet new friends.


  • What will I study and learn?

    You will have the chance to work in RuTC's Serious Snacks Shop, at Spelthorne Farm, run your own little flower enterprise in 'Stems 2 U', and tend to the college garden. You will also do basic skills, IT, art, cookery, health & wellbeing and community activities.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Staff will monitor your work by taking photos, write about what you are good at and they may video you. Your tutor will review your Personal Progress Tracker at regular intervals in Tutorial. During the year your parents/carers will receive reports on your progress and there will also be a Post 16 EHCP annual review.

    When you leave you will be given a record of achievement which will describe all the things you have achieved on the course.

  • What formal entry requirements will I need?

    Successful interview and references.

  • What could this course lead to?

    This course could lead to further college courses or volunteering in the local community. 

  • Further Information:

    If you would like further information please contact curriculum manager Anne Timothy on 0208 607 8230.

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