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Moving On Programme

Attendance Pattern:

5 days per week, 9.00am - 3.00pm


Min 2 years, Max 3 years

Target group:

This is a non-accredited course is aimed at young people between the ages of 19 – 25 who have severe and complex learning disabilities.  Some will be autistic and many will have additional needs in the areas of physical disability, communication, sensory integration and behavioural difficulties.  Most students on this course will require a higher level of supervision throughout the day although the level of support will vary according to the student’s needs.

The types of key outcomes that can be achieved on this course:

All students receive a personal learning plan that sets out individualised targets matched to their personal aspirations and current abilities.  They also have the opportunity to achieve Entry-level ASDAN units in Personal Progress.  Below are some examples of the kinds of outcomes our students work towards during their course.

Everyday English

Developing early literacy skills using objects, photos, symbols, letters or words.  Being able to use more formal methods of recording information about themselves or important events.

Everyday Maths

Using numbers to support everyday activities, including shopping, cooking and using public transport.  Developing an awareness of money and its modern uses.


Knowing how to stay healthy physically and mentally.

Personal and Social 

Being able to recognise and manage different emotions in self and others.

Being able to manage own behaviour and sensory needs so that the student can cope in different environments.  Developing relationships that last beyond college.

ICT / Creative

Being able to use the internet and social media safely.

Exploring different creative avenues for self-expression and leisure.

Using technology to overcome barriers to participation.


Developing more formal methods of communication according to the student’s intended destination.

ASDAN Personal Progress Units

Maths, English, World of Work,  self-help and independence skills, Creative activities, Community participation skills, Running an Enterprise, Vocational Skills, Self-Advocacy.

Entry Requirements:


Students applying for this course will be in receipt of an EHCP unless they are very new to the UK.

Communication skills

Students applying for this course will usually have reached a stage where they can follow simple instructions in familiar settings (from a single keyword upwards) and will be able to express some basic needs.  Some students may be confident communicators.

Level of independence

Students applying for this course are likely to need high levels of support around staying safe, managing distress/anxiety or interacting with others appropriately.  Some students may require additional support around their physical disabilities, personal care or medical conditions.

How to apply for this course:

Professionals referral

Family / carer referral

Careers Advisors, social workers or EHCP coordinators can apply for this course via the EHCP consultation route.

Parents/carers or school teachers may apply for this course directly to the college and the college will advise you on any further steps required to notify your local authority of your preference.

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