For those with learning difficulties or special learning needs, it’s incredibly important to find the right college with a strong support framework to support the young person’s next step. That’s why for students aged 16 to 24, we offer a unique package of Foundation Learning with four different ‘Pathways to Adulthood’ courses, ranging from pre-entry level to level 1. With a mixture of classroom, practical and enriching activities, our aim is to equip students with skills, confidence, an opportunity to meet new friends and explore new opportunities at a pace that feels right for them.
Simply put, we make sure they have the best experience possible, so they can be the best they can be in the future
We’re now working in partnership with Skills Builder to offer the Skills Builder Universal Framework for all students with special educational needs in order for them to Prepare for Adulthood.
The Skills Builder Framework aims to build a set of essential skills to succeed in life.
The essential skills are defined as: Listening, Speaking, Problem Solving, Creativity, Staying Positive, Aiming High, Leadership and Teamwork.
Through the Skills Builder Framework, we can support our students to understand their existing skills and identify gaps they might have as well as see what progress looks like by getting to know what the next steps are to improve their essential skills further.
This programme is suitable for students with Special Educational Needs who need further support in developing their individual skills whilst preparing for adulthood.
This programme will help prepare students who want to follow a career in service industries but are not yet ready for mainstream programmes.
This programme is suitable for those students who have not yet reached the academic level required to study at Level 2 and above and need support to develop educational and/or resilience skills to cope in mainstream environment.
This programme is suitable for those students who wish to progress directly into employment.
This programme is ideal for anyone who wants a career in construction but isn’t sure which trade is best for them. This hands-on course covers basic construction skills in areas like painting and decorating and carpentry and joinery, as well as the development of English and maths. The course is designed to boost your confidence and skills and help you decide on your next steps. After successfully completing the course, you will be guaranteed entry on to any of our Level 1 construction course.
A LIFE & EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
DEDICATED, CARING AND SUPPORTIVE STAFF
STRONG FOCUS ON HEALTH & WELL-BEING
CLOSE LINKS WITH LOCAL EMPLOYERS
Preparation for Employment and Training
When I moved here I was learning at home but I needed to come to college as I want to join the police force. I didn’t have the grades, so I am doing a year on Preparing for Employment to improve my grades. I have been able to settle at college and this year has reduced me worrying about how teachers would treat me. Everyone is very accepting about autism and ADHD and it has helped me get ready for moving on to Uniform Services in September
As a result of the effective continuous support, learners with SEND make good progress from their starting points.
Preparation for Living in the Community
I came to TyneMet from St Thomas Moore and this is my second year. I have learnt lots in Aspire about computers, green screens, video software and design software. Helen is a good teacher and she helps us a lot. I also found remote learning easy, but I prefer to be at college. I have been able to act this year in mini movies and my confidence has grown. I enjoy the work but feel like I am still learning something, which is good. I like to chill with my friends and chill in my lessons too. The best thing about my course is learning about how to file format and make green screens. If I could change one thing it would be to come 5 days a week instead of 3.
We want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the right decision about where the person you care for studies after leaving school. To make sure we provide the right support and guidance for the person you care for, we recommend you come along to one of our events.
You can also get in touch with our tutors Sarah and Heidi who can help support:
You can apply to study with us via the link below
Yes, some of our delivery is through vocational options, or if they want to spend time in a specific area that can be arranged. Examples of some vocational options include: hairdressing, beauty, catering, construction plus others.
The course is 17.5 hours per week, usually over 3.5 days.
Depending on individual needs, we can arrange for a reduced timetable, with a view to increasing this in time.
We have a number of different options; a young person may remain with us for more than a year, depending on their need. Or they can progress to mainstream, either a skills based course such as catering or hairdressing, or a more vocational route such as health and social care, media, or any other suitable course.
They may progress onto our supported internship and move on to paid employment.
A small number of our students will progress to Adult Social Care.
If the young person is an independent traveller, there is a bus pass option. For those young people who are not independent travellers, and have an EHCP, transport can be arranged through your local authority.
If the person you care for needs a little support, they could be entitled to extra help with costs.
At TyneMet, we’re committed to offering a space for students to feel safe, secure, valued and respected. Everyone has the right to protection from all forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation.
It’s our staff members’ responsibility to protect young people and vulnerable adults, and we aim to make sure all adults who may have unsupervised access to the above student groups are deemed fit to work with them.
In light of recent legislation, we also know we have a responsibility to safeguard staff and will provide clear guidelines and systems regarding staff responsibilities towards the protection of young people and vulnerable adults.