What is post-16 education and further education?
Post-16 education and further education includes all post-16 learning, including vocational training and work-based learning. It can also include working with 14 year olds in schools or colleges, as part of the 14-19 vocational curriculum.
Post-16 education and training happens in
- in school sixth forms, academies and sixth form colleges
- in further education institutions
- in adult and community learning centres
It can also be provided by
- private training companies
- the voluntary sector
- work-based learning providers, such as the NHS or Fire Service
To provide services for children and young people with SEND and their families/carers, including access to accurate information, advice and support.
To inform and educate professionals and practitioners within educational, local authority and charity sector settings, to ensure all children and young people with SEND are assessed and obtain the education they are entitled to under the law.
To influence and improve implementation across Salford, using evidence from our work with children, young people and their families and carers. To maximise the skills and capacity of volunteers, and create opportunities for people who want to volunteer to support, develop and extend our service.
We are happy to attend PEP meetings and to contribute to the wider learning package provided for each individual student including writing reports and liasing with outside agencies. We can provide confidential space for our students to meet other professionals during their placement, and are able to offer additional support to them if this can facilitate their access to external assistance.
What does SEN Support in post-16 education mean?
Chapter seven of the SEN and Disability Code of Practice 2015 (the “Code”) contains the statutory guidance in relation to further education colleges, sixth form colleges, 16 – 19 academies and some independent specialist colleges to identify, assess and provide support for young people with SEN.
Young people should be supported to participate in discussions about their aspirations, their needs, and the support that they think will help them best. Support should be aimed at promoting student independence and enabling the young person to make good progress towards employment and/or higher education, independent living, good health and participating in the community.
How will an alternative provision help me
If you join our Alternative Provision you can be sure of many things.
- Our Teaching Team are fully qualified educators who have chosen to work in this sector.
- All our teaching team have worked with students just like you. They understand you worries and concerns.
- We will recognise your potential and we’ll work tirelessly to help you reach your goals.
- We understand the barriers faced by students and we’ll work hard alongside you to help you.
- We understand that not everyone finds it easy to embrace a traditional style of education.
- We will work with you to set the correct levels for your education.
- You will work in smalls groups for all of your lessons.
- We operate a ZERO TOLERENCE on bullying.
- We operate a ‘buddy’ system. You will be assigned a buddy who will help you ‘fit in’ and feel comfortable in your new setting.
- You will be assigned a Form Tutor and a Key Worker. They are your ‘go to’ people if you need to talk or if you are worried about anything.
- We have lots of vocational subjects for you to choose from including: Hair & Beauty, Art, Cooking, PE, Independent Living etc.
Courses for adults and young people in Salford
Participants must be 19 years old or over and live or work in Salford.
Community learning is a wide range of community-based opportunities for adults, designed to help people of different ages and backgrounds:
- get a new skill
- reconnect with learning
- follow an interest
- prepare to progress to formal courses
- learn how to support your child through their learning
- prepare for work or help progress in work