Langdon College has two campuses: one is situated in the heart of the North Manchester Jewish community in Salford, which caters for students requiring either residential or day provision; the other in Edgware, which offers day provision only. The college provides education and support for Jewish students primarily, who have a variety of complex learning difficulties and disabilities, and Autistic Spectrum Conditions and communication disorders.
Due to our residential provision in Manchester, we recruit from all of the country as well as locally within Salford and surrounding areas. Our London campus recruits from all surrounding local authorities in London.
Langdon College is committed to offering students an inclusive, multifaceted extended curriculum which provides the opportunity to Recognise and Record Progress and Achievement (RARPA) through the setting of individual targets. These targets will be linked to Independent Living Skills, Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, as well as Work Experience and Social and Leisure Skills.
Work experience is an integral part of the learning process at Langdon College. Work placements are carefully selected for the individual, meeting their needs and interests, as well as matching their vocational or practical skills. During placements, students develop essential work skills such as independent travel, social interaction and communication, literacy and numeracy, along with the skills necessary to be successful in a specific occupational area. Some learners may work towards an Employability Skills qualification as part of their learning programme.
At Langdon, College we follow the Recognising and Recording of Progress and Achievement (RARPA) assessment process. This means that each learner will complete a Diagnostic Assessment during transition visits and during the first 6 weeks of the academic year. On completion of the diagnostic assessment, learners will be set specific, measurable, achievable, realistic individual targets. These targets will be assessed and commented on within each taught session and will support the learners to develop skills linked to Communication and Interaction, appropriate behaviour and cognition and learning.
Within the College, we are also currently working with and delivering NCFE Functional Skills Maths and English and an NCFE Employability Skills Qualification, for those learners who this is appropriate for.
Students are taught in small classes tailored to the needs of the individual by a multi-disciplinary team providing therapeutic support and enabling technologies. The college's employability programme enables all students to develop a range of work-related skills and social communication opportunities.
Langdon College works closely with parents/carers, social workers and any other professionals to support students to achieve. We aim to break down any barriers to learning through a supportive and nurturing learning environment. Students are allocated a personal tutor who will provide them with outstanding pastoral support during their time at college.
We have a team of enthusiastic and supportive tutors and support staff who will guide students on their journey to achieve their goals, whether this is to gain work experience, increase your independence or gain appropriate qualifications.
Through the auspices of the Ian Karten Charitable Trust, the College operates a printing business centre consisting of a range of high-quality hardware, software and assistive technology, used by the students to produce a range of products for sale. Students enjoy developing a range of business operations, management and production skills, in a supported environment, where they do real work for external and internal clients.