Transitions is about helping young people make the important transitions in each stage of their life, and deal with anxieties and life’s challenges which can be overwhelming.

Alternative Learning is for individuals who, for whatever reason, feel unable to study within the standard college environment. We understand college is not for everyone, so making provision to ensure those who do not attend college can still develop their life skills is a key part of what we do.

What issues are experienced?

Some young people who have a learning disability or autism will struggle in college and do not feel that it is the right environment for them. Yet, at the same time, they are still keen to explore the opportunities they have to lead a more fulfilling life and actively contribute to the communities they live and (hopefully) work in.

How we address this

Alternative Learning creates opportunities for those who have  learning disabilities or autism to access accredited training with a view to helping them into part-time or full-time employment. It draws on services from across our offering to develop life skills, personal interaction and strong social networks. We will create a programme together with you based on your interests and skills. We also link to external providers who have more expertise for example in animal care and horticulture so we can provide you the best experiences.