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Newcastle College Learning For Life 2

College 16 to 18

Learning for Life

Do you have a disability or learning difficulty? Are you looking to progress to employment? Want to live more independently? Our Learning for Life programme is tailor-made around you, your interests and what skills you'd like to develop.


If you'd like to live more independently, you could spend time developing life skills such as cooking, travelling and meeting new people.

You could gain work experience in our on-campus cafe, or if you're ready to move into work, a Supported Internship with a local company might be more suitable. We work with employers including Dance City, Vue Cinema, Tyne Riverside Cafe and The Biscuit Factory. You could even progress to an apprenticeship.

We also offer anĀ autism base room and community rooms, where you'll find a safe space to relax and make friends between your lessons.

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What can I study?

Access To Further Education

This is a progression-focused course which focuses on the development of English and maths with the aim to boost confidence and self-esteem.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Vocational Options

If you're looking for an opportunity to explore your choices in a supportive environment, this Vocational Options course is tailor-made to your individual needs.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Developing Vocational Skills

Are you interested in gardening, hospitality or retail? This course will help you develop skills and gain experience to prepare for employment.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Life Skills/Preparing for Adulthood

If you're looking to develop your confidence and independence, this course will help you build the skills you need.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Supported Internship

Our Supported Internship will help you gain experience in a working environment alongside gaining maths and English qualifications.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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