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Calderdale College also have our Employability and Life Skills (ELS) Provision. This focuses on developing skills for students with SEN and has various levels depending on student academic ability as they tailor content and support accordingly.
They can take students from 16 on this course, a large proportion have an EHCP however an EHCP isn't necessary to access a place. This is often a good route into college for those requiring additional support with the opportunity to move on to either vocational courses or supported internships via Project Search.
For ELS, the majority of their delivery is in classrooms in small groups, but they also do outings to practice skills (currently risk assessment/Covid 19 pending). They put a lot of focus on developing soft skills such as social and communication and their students take part in a variety of activities including practical work experience, enterprise projects, looking for work and preparing for interviews, real life in–house work experience in our café, art, sport and other enrichment activities. Also, all Students study Functional Skills Maths and English. Some students study ASDAN Personal Progress (Entry level1), Employability (Entry level 2) or BTEC in Workskills (Entry Level 3)
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They do that by providing real-life work experience combined with training in employability and independent-living skills to help young people with disabilities make successful transitions to a productive adult life.