Hereward College is a national college for young people with disabilities and additional needs, that is committed to enabling learners to reach their potential and fulfil their ambitions, and the College’s ‘Aspire’ group does just that.
Aspire is an individualised and targeted intervention programme which provides intensive support for learners with more complex needs.
"Aspire has been the best thing for my son. It has given him the chance he needed in life. He has started to have confidence and believe in himself – something he never had before. Aspire has given him new skills in lots of different ways. He feels safe and able to express his feelings in the knowledge that the staff are always there to listen and support."
Learners are based on-site at Hereward College and access a mixed curriculum in small groups supported by a highly specialist clinical team including an autism practitioner, clinical psychologist, psychiatrist and occupational therapist.
Learners who take part in the Aspire programme are taught in small groups of three or four, who can study for up to two years for either an Award, Certificate or Diploma which is individually tailored and supports learners ranging from Entry Level 1 up to Level 2.
The programme is centred on personal development and is a good starting point for vocational education and training. It also develops employability skills and develops knowledge within specific vocational areas.
Learners may move from Aspire into one of the college’s main study programmes.
Learners are assessed for Aspire through direct application to the college or referred by their school or Local Authority.
For more information on the Aspire programme contact: Louise Aviles on 024 7642 6187 firstname.lastname@example.org
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