In 2018 Woodbridge College opened its doors to support Post 19 students, primarily from the Bolton area, who have learning difficulties. Our young people have severe or moderate learning difficulties, they may also have autism, sensory impairments, or more complex disabilities.
"Inspiring Successful Futures for All"
Our vision is to work towards meaningful and sustainable opportunities for all our learners in adulthood, based on their individual needs and aspirations.
Woodbridge College serves the local Bolton community, but may accept learners from neighbouring local authorities.
Learners who enrol at Woodbrridge College have the opportunity to work towards the achievement of their aspirations, whether these are linked to the development of their life skills or work skills. Our programmes involve opportunities for community engagement, the development of living skills, supported work placements where appropriate, as well as leisure opportunities. All supported through a comprehensive accreditation offer.
The college environment provides on-site learning for the development of life skills. There is a kitchen, a reception area and several areas for group learning. There is an outdoor area for growing, planting, bushcraft skills and leisure activities.
Learners following an employability programme spend time off site in work placements, or on-site e.g. running the Brunch Bar or providing reception duties.
Pathways lead to qualifications in Employability or Life Skills. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is new for 2020.
Woodbridge College also offers the opportunity to rehearse and embed skills through community involvement. Community activities take place regularly at the college, for example, "Busy Babies."
Woodbridge College also offers two weekly College Enrichment Days. These are well attended and give learners the opportunity to embed skills learnt in the three day education offer, for example, cooking and shopping, leisure activities, music and drama activities, computer skills.