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Linkage College

Supporting young people with SEND to develop the skills they need to enjoy more independent futures filled with opportunities and choice.
Learner enjoying LEGO®-Based Therapy with our in-house Speech and Language Therapist

Address:

Linkage College
Weelsby Campus
Weelsby Road
Grimsby
North East Lincolnshire
DN32 9RU
  • Course Length (weeks):
    38 weeks but 52 weeks also available
  • Residential or Day:
    Residential and day
  • Start Time:
    September but flexible
  • Maximum Number of Students:
    200
  • Age Range:
    16 – 25

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General Description

Linkage College provides  specialist further education for students aged between 16 and 25, catering for a wide range of learning disabilities/difficulties.

The college has campuses in Greater Lincolnshire, at Grimsby, Toynton All Saints near Spilsby, and Lincoln.  Personalised study programmes are designed to enable students to develop their employability and/or independence skills. Maths, English and ICT are integral to all students’ programmes.

Residential accommodation is of excellent quality, staffed 24 hours a day, and registered with the Care Quality Commission.

Curriculum

Study programmes are based around employability and/or independence, along with specialist support from highly-trained and friendly staff.

‘Employability’ study programmes focus on preparation for the world of work, offering a range of vocational opportunities including horticulture, business administration, media, customer service, retail, catering and food service.  The college offers a very wide range of external work experience placements and supported internships with local employers. 

‘Independence’ study programmes encourage independent living skills, developing good relationships, working and co-operating with others, making decisions, developing new skills, learning how to stay safe and participating within the community.

Our curriculum also features Project-based learning, giving students the opportunity to embed work-based skills. The projects include:

Linkage Vintage: transforming old furniture into sellable items.

Horticulture: growing plants to sell, making planters and hanging baskets.

Retail: selling everyday items from our on-site shop.

Media: creating bespoke items for customers using a range of different equipment.

 

 

Specialist Facilities

Specialist Facilities:

Vocational learning takes place in realistic working environments.

An excellent clinical team including speech and language therapy (SALT), communcation specialist and behavioural specialist . 

Grimsby and Toynton campuses

Well-equipped Karten IT centres

Sensory room

Grimsby Campus

Physiotherapy suite

Lincoln Campus

State of the art Horticulture glasshouse

Onsite cafe

 

 

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Gallery

Learner enjoying LEGO®-Based Therapy with our in-house Speech and Language Therapist
Learner enjoying a laugh with a staff member while upcycling furniture.
Learner in one of our sensory rooms.
Learner using the oven during Personal and Social Development sessions.

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