You will follow an Independence Skills programme throughout your course. You will learn about safety in the home and healthy living. You will work on the college site, in the college houses and in the local community. Topics covered will include: personal care skills, laundry, household tasks, basic cookery and road crossing. Later you will learn to use public transport to access local shops and amenities, you will work on budgeting and cooking for yourself.

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Work Experience

Whilst you are at college you will have the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement (with support if you need it). You may work as part of a group on a conservation project at a local quarry or at a country park.
You may go on weekly work placements to a café, a riding stables or garden centre. All places are flexible to meet individual needs

Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG)

You will be supported to find out about opportunities that will be available to you in the future and plan your course at this college to help you to achieve your long-term goals.. College staff will support you to plan your transition for after you leave Fairfield.

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

In your first term at college you will do the ‘Rights and Responsibilities’ module of the personal development programme. Further modules will be undertaken throughout your course. The curriculum is designed to help to ensure that you are safe, happy and healthy.

Skills for Life

You will improve your communication, literacy, numeracy and IT skills as part of every subject in all areas of the college curriculum where you could achieve a qualification.

Courses at other colleges

Tutors at Fairfield may recommend that you take a part-time course at a local college that can lead to a qualification or help with transition.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

You will have the opportunity to undertake the Duke of Edinburgh Award. This is a nationally recognised award that employers recognise. The award has 3 main sections that you must take part in for 3-6 months: skills, physical activities and volunteering. You also undertake an expedition that includes camping overnight.

Therapies

Undertaking this training prepares you to become less reliant on support from others, preparing you for adult life in the community including supported/ independent living, being able to access the local community and keeping yourself healthy and safe

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Supported Internships

Whilst you are at college you will have the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement (with support if you need it). You may work as part of a group on a conservation project at a local quarry or at a country park.
You may go on weekly work placements to a café, a riding stables or garden centre. All places are flexible to meet individual needs

Short Breaks 

You will be supported to find out about opportunities that will be available to you in the future and plan your course at this college to help you to achieve your long-term goals.. College staff will support you to plan your transition for after you leave Fairfield.

Holiday Activities

In your first term at college you will do the ‘Rights and Responsibilities’ module of the personal development programme. Further modules will be undertaken throughout your course. The curriculum is designed to help to ensure that you are safe, happy and healthy.

Youth Club

You will improve your communication, literacy, numeracy and IT skills as part of every subject in all areas of the college curriculum where you could achieve a qualification.

Partnership Working

Tutors at Fairfield may recommend that you take a part-time course at a local college that can lead to a qualification or help with transition.

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Fairfield Programme and Pathways 2016