A wide range of young people with varying learning difficulties and disabilities, such as ASD, Aspergers, FASD, ODD, visual and Hearing Impairments.
Serve young people in the North East who can access training provision in Newcastle.
We have welcomed students from Newcastle, Gateshead, Northumberland, North and South Tyneside.
Prepare for adulthood (Pf A) is a bespoke programme designed with the intention that every student progresses with the confidence and transferrable skills to take their next steps into adulthood and develop the skills and tools to:
Become involved in social and community activity
Students will participate in a community inclusion and enterprise project. Projects have included creating animation for younger children on staying safe when gaming, giving a community garden a makeover, devising workout activities for other young people, and running celebration events to raise money for a chosen local charity.
Prepare for employment and the world of work
Students attend weekly employability/IAG lessons. They will learn the theory behind finding, applying for and keeping a job. We have regular guest employers who talk about the reality of work as well as welcoming workshops from partners to discuss Supported Internship, Apprenticeships and Supported Employment progression routes.
Live as independently as possible
Independence is strongly promoted to all students. This includes understanding their individual rights and responsibilities, politics and voting, travel training, managing emotions, and looking after a home or budgeting.
Live a healthy lifestyle
Students are supported to manage their own physical, mental and sexual health. This may be learning to plan and cook a basic hot meal, forming good hygiene and sleep routines, developing strategies to reduce anxiety or understanding what a healthy relationship is. All students have access to mental health champions where they can discuss any personal concerns 1-1. The curriculum is highly personalised and is based on outcomes set in the EHCP. Learning is carried out in a very small group setting of no more than 1:6 to allow for exploration of new and difficult life lessons.
Once confidence about the workplace has been developed, students will be given a work placement opportunity.
Prepare for Work:
Supported Internship Programme:
Trinity Post 16 Solutions Ltd's bespoke Supported Internship Programme prepares students for employment and the world of work. Students attend site one day per week for maths, English and intensive employability lessons. Two - four days per week students are placed with an employer with a view that they will gain full or part time paid employment or secure a long term voluntary position from their placement.
The intent of the Supported Internship Programme is to allow students to build on practical work-based skills gained in school or from a study programme. Working with a job coach in small groups develops the ability to make good choices around budgeting for work such as having funds for lunch, travel and clothing. There is also an importance on making healthy choices with a focus on how employment can be affected by lifestyle including what we eat, achieving a good sleep pattern and taking responsibility for your own actions.
Prepare for Engagement:
Transition to post 16 Programme
The transition to Post 16 learning can be a big step and very daunting for some. Our engagement programme is a stepping stone for the next phase of the journey into adulthood.
This part time programme runs for one term (on average 12 - 14 weeks). Students will work in extremely small groups of 1:3 to allow them to explore barriers to learning and develop strategies to progress to either our full time PREPARE for Adulthood study programme, other further education programmes or employment.