Address:Communication Specialist College Doncaster
Residential and day
throughout the year
16 – 25
- Telephone Number: 01302 386700 / 386755
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: https://www.deaf-trust.co.uk/college
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.
We are a National Specialist College who accept students from our local area or nationally on residential placements.
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.
Teachers of the Deaf
Behaviour management team
Speech and Language Therapy
British Sign Language
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
- 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