What is special about this course?
Supported Learning Programme is for you if you have recognised support needs. You can attend some or all classes in a range of subjects. You will take part in creative and social activities and develop new skills and also have the chance to meet with friends in a friendly and supportive environment.
This course provides a positive environment where students with additional support needs can learn and achieve. Our classes are designed to enable and empower you to reach your full potential by developing your knowledge and skills for independence through a broad range of subjects.
There are no specific entry requirements. An informal interview with the course leader will give the learner and carers, as appropriate, the chance to identify interests, skills, readiness for college, support needs and suitability of available classes.
Depending on classes attended, students will achieve one or more units at SCQF Access 1 -3, including the new SQA Personal Achievement Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards which reflect the values and aims of Curriculum for Excellence. They are designed to encourage learners to develop confidence, independence and to communicate and respond to others in their own way. Learners will have the chance to take part in a range of new and familiar activities, and to experience and contribute to their community in various ways.
Learners will have the opportunity to discuss personal interests, goals and aims and will work towards agreed individual targets which reflect their needs and wishes and respond to Curriculum for Excellence principles.
The classes running will change each year but currently on offer are:
- Art and Design
- Life in Another Country
- Digital Photography
- Craft with Enterprise
- Hobbies and Interests
- Gardening Skills
- Personal Health
- Safety & Security
- Social Events
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
How long will my course last?
It is a part time programme, made up of several classes over 1-5 days a week in Fort William and Portree and 1-2 days per week in Auchtertyre, Gairloch and Ullapool depending on the venue. Students can choose to attend all or some of the available classes.
Where can I study my course?
- Fort William
This programme runs for the academic year. It is on-going and students can return each new academic year.
Fee waivers apply for learners eligible for the course. Discretionary bursary for travel costs may apply.
What can I do on completion of my course?
For some learners it may be appropriate to attend other college classes with appropriate support. Talk you your local tutor for more information.
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.