Communication Specialist College Doncaster

specialist provision in relation to hearing impairment, autism, learning disabilities and other communication needs
Student using the interactive board in an English session
The logo of Communication Specialist College Doncaster S41 status

Address:

Communication Specialist College Doncaster
Leger Way
Doncaster
South Yorkshire
DN2 6AY
  • Course Length (weeks):
    38
  • Residential or Day:
    Residential and day
  • Start Time:
    throughout the year
  • Maximum Number of Students:
    200
  • Age Range:
    16 – 25
  • Other Locations:
    Doncaster

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General Description

Communication Specialist College Doncaster provides individualised programmes of study for students who are Deaf, hearing impaired, have an Autistic Spectrum Condition or a communication difficulty.

There are a wide range of vocational courses delivered in real work environments preparing students for the world of work. We have a multi-disciplinary approach with on-site therapists and specially trained staff. Students are supported to develop their social and independence skills in college and out in the local community. Our transition pathway ensures students are guided into their future lives with skills to reach their goals and aspirations.    

Catchment Area

We are a National Specialist College who accept students from our local area or nationally on residential placements. 

Curriculum

Vocational pathways provide industry-focused learning environments to prepare students for the work place and ensure they have the core skills required to succeed.

Courses available include: media and office technology, computers, catering and hospitality, construction, horticulture, sports and leisure studies, hairdressing and beauty, health, education and social studies, motor vehicle and employability skills. 

Drama, rebound therapy, yoga, smILE therapy (Functional Communication and Social Skills for Deaf Students and Students with Special Needs), assertiveness, independent travel and supported work experience are also on offer.
The students are able to follow personalised timetables which meet their needs, wants and aspirations. The pathways provide opportunities to develop skills that enable students to participate as citizens within the community and where possible within the work place.

All students are given opportunities to develop their social, communication and independent living skills through personalised learning programmes. The holistic approach is aimed at increasing confidence and self-esteem whilst developing the skills they need to express their views and opinions to make informed choices.

Specialist Facilities

Communication support
Person-centred plans
Teachers of the Deaf
On-site nurse
Audiology
Counselling service
Autism specialists
Behaviour management team
Transition co-ordinator
Speech and Language Therapy
British Sign Language
Employment liaison
Rebound Therapy
Well-being curriculum
smILE Therapy
Occupational Therapist

Other Information

We work with a variey of national and local employers to offer work experience placements and learning opportunities to our students.

The college offers Deaf Awareness to local organisations and employers. 

     

  • > Our expertise

    We have expertise in meeting the needs of students with:

    • Expertise in meeting the needs of d/Deaf students
    • Communication difficulties
    • Expertise in meeting the needs of students who use British Sign Language
    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Moderate learning difficulties
    • Mental health needs
    • Emotional difficulties
    • Severe learning difficulties
  • > Our curriculum

    We offer:

    • Opportunities to follow vocational courses
    • A personal development programme
    • Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills
    • Opportunities for work experience
    • Opportunities to prepare for work after college
    • A programme to enable students to learn more about themselves and how to form relationships
    • A programme to help students to look after themselves more independently
    • Opportunities to explore a range of living options after college
    • A transition programme into supported or open employment
    • Opportunities to take part in a wide range of social, leisure and sporting activities
  • > Our specialist services

    • Residential provision linked to the academic year
    • An understanding of the importance to young people of deaf community and culture
    • In-house speech and language therapy
    • A range of therapeutic services
    • Specialist training to enable independent travel
    • Guidance and counselling services
    • In-house occupational therapy
    • In-house medical provision
    • Help with finding suitable long term provision

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The S41 symbol next to most of the colleges in the directory means that they are on the Secretary of State’s Approved List.

This list, developed as part of the Children and Families Act 2014, means that some parts of the Act apply to these independent institutions. This includes specialist colleges.