The Ridge Employability College

Empowering learners to shape their future.
The Ridge Employability College
S41 status


The Ridge Employability College
10/12 Ebor Court
Malton Way
  • Course Length (weeks):
  • Residential or Day:
  • Start Time:
  • Maximum Number of Students:
  • Age Range:
    16 – 25



General Description

The Ridge Employability College welcomes learners aged 16 - 25.

Catchment Area

We have learners from Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley and surrounding areas.


Our curriculum includes:

Employability - work experience and Careers training

Travel training

Health and wellbeing

Independent living skills

Duke of Edinburgh

Functional Skills maths and English

Open Awards Skills for Further Learning and Employment

Princes Trust Achieve Programme

Specialist Facilities

We have a specialist Employability Team who work hard to ensure each learner can experience a workplace setting in their area of interest.

Other Information

1 to 1 VI support available.

  • > Our expertise

    We have expertise in meeting the needs of students with:

    • Asperger syndrome
    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Severe autism spectrum disorder
    • Behavioural difficulties
    • Emotional difficulties
    • Expertise in meeting the needs of students who have been affected by abuse or personal trauma
    • Moderate learning difficulties
    • Severe learning difficulties
    • Expertise in meeting the needs of students who are blind or visually impaired
    • Communication difficulties
    • Expertise in meeting the needs of students who have specific learning difficulties
  • > Our curriculum

    We offer:

    • Opportunities to experience real work situations
    • Opportunities for work experience
    • Opportunities to prepare for work after college
    • A transition programme into supported or open employment
    • Opportunities to develop strategies to promote appropriate behaviour
    • Opportunities to follow vocational courses
    • A hospitality and catering curriculum
    • Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills
    • A personal development programme
    • A social skills programme
    • A programme to enable students to learn more about themselves and how to form relationships
    • Opportunities for students to participate in community activities and to learn about citizenship
    • Comprehensive support in the learning and use of Braille and/or Moon
    • Opportunities to prepare for further training after college
    • Opportunities to improve communication skills such as the use of Makaton, Bliss, symbols or objects of reference
    • Opportunities to use and develop information technology skills
    • A programme to help students to look after themselves more independently
    • Opportunities to explore a range of living options after college
    • Opportunities to improve and develop communication skills through the use of Alternative and Augmentative Communication aids
    • Opportunities to take part in a wide range of social, leisure and sporting activities

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