Courses for Adults with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (ALDD)

Meeting the specific needs of adults with learning difficulties & disabilities, life skills courses support independence, build communication and enable problem-solving. Designed for adults living independently or supported living, learners gain confidence, develop social skills and maintain wellbeing. Taking place at our Norham Adult Learning Centre, in 2 hours sessions across mornings and afternoons, programmes are available in:

  • Cookery
  • Woodwork
  • Textiles
  • Craft
  • Drama
  • DIY

Community, wellbeing and skills courses

Informal courses in friendly groups help you to develop knowledge, build confidence, connect with community and master skills. Opportunities include:

  • Creative writing
  • British Sign Language
  • Health awareness: falls, arthritis, Parkinson’s, stroke and dementia
  • Language learning in French, German, Spanish and Italian
  • Coaching and personalised learning in key maths, English and digital skills through our Multiply, Word Up and Digital Outreach Projects

Ignite Your Potential

This specialist programme has been designed to support young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to prepare for adulthood offering progressive skills development in areas including:

  • Health
  • Independent living
  • Community inclusion and employment
  • A foundation of English, maths and digital skills

This programme is specifically developed for young adults aged 16-24 years old who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

We offer a supported pathway to enable each individual to explore what independence means to them, developing life and work skills as appropriate to support their transition into adulthood. Students learn to take an active part in their local community, access fitness and wellbeing activities and engage in volunteering and real work placements developing the skills to live and work independently

Building on individual goals and areas of interest, tutors and learning coaches work in stages with learners gradually building the knowledge
and skills to get the most benefit from their community activities and work placement.

As learners prepare to exit the programme, they are supported in planning for a positive transition appropriate to their goals and interests including to opportunities such as:

  • Work-related training
  • Volunteering
  • NHS Project Choice Internships
  • Full-time or part-time employment

For further course information please click here.

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