Works4U is a Specialist College with SPI status, offering an alternative to mainstream education...
We work to promote a safe and nurturing learning environment for young people between the ages of 14 and 24 and provide one to one support in developing their academic, social and independent living skills. We support young people who find accessing a mainstream school or college environment too much and require different levels of care. Here at Works4U, we understand that the circumstances of each learner is different but under the right guidance, we believe that all young people can flourish.
As a centre, we pride ourselves on being adaptable and helping our learners to succeed regardless of the difficulties they face. When a young person is referred to Works4U, a comprehensive basic needs and skills assessment is carried out to identify their individual requirements, with a timetabled programme formulated in accordance with their personal needs and interests.
Our highly skilled staff work with every learner to provide a specialist environment that will promote each young person’s personal and academic development.
“We seek to enhance the lives of all learners by helping them to raise their self-esteem, build their confidence and achieve their full potential in terms of education and vocational training, recognised qualifications, employment and skills enhancement.”
Works4U work with learners referred by professionals and parents/carers across the north west of England and further afield, as required.
ISP – Post 16 Programme
It is an appropriate provision for young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC), a Personal Education Plan (PEP) or with Special Educational Needs (SEN). Our aim is to support learners towards greater independence, employability or transition to Further/Higher Education. Our Independent Specialist Provision (ISP) is a programme specifically designed for young people aged 16 to 24 with special educational needs and disabilities.
What We Offer
Personal & Social
Certificate in Personal and Social Skills (Extended Certificate also available).
Certificate in Employability Skills.
Certificate in Skills for Working in the Health, Adult and Child Care Sectors.
Work-based qualification in Animal Care.
Certificate in Skills for Working in the Construction Industry.
Activities for Functional Skills Maths.
Activities for Functional Skills English.
Qualification in Art, working alongside cognitive therapy.
Sports and Enrichment
Qualifications in Sport
Level 1 qualification in Skills for Working in the Catering and Food Industry
Beauty Therapy enrichment sessions in a specialist, industry-approved salon.