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Teachers at John Dewey Specialist College go out of their way to engage their students and inspire them to grow and develop.   There are four courses to choose from:

P19 Creatives is a highly supported work preparation programme specifically for 19 - 23 year olds who want to gain employment in the digital creative, media or performance industries.  It is aimed at students who have complex physical disabilities, working at Entry level 1 or higher.  Learners on this programme progress into paid employment or higher level courses in their chosen area of specialism.

Go! FE provides multi-sensory teaching environment for learners who are working at or below Milestone 4.  These learners often have a combination of needs including medical, behaviour and communicative alongside their learning disability.  Our Go! FE learners learn best through practical activities that enable them to learn cause and effect relationships between themselves and their environment.  Learners from this programme progress to supported living, community-based adult activities or to the Moving On programme.

Moving On is a practical programme aimed at developing skills for independent living and early employability skills in young people who have severe learning disabilities alongside a range of other support needs, including autism and complex medical conditions.  Moving On students are typically working between Milestones 5 - 8.  Learners from this programme progress to the Preparing for Adulthood pathway, into supported living, higher level courses or adult activities in the community.

Preparing for Adulthood is a preparation programme that offers graduates from Moving On, as well as new entrants to the college, the opportunity to build skills in specific vocational areas or to develop the skills needed to plan adult activities in the community.  The programme is complemented by classes to develop basic skills, employability skills, understanding personal budgets and managing own support alongside practical work experience.

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