and Life Skills &
Providing life skills
Our mission is to support young people with SEND to progress on to meaningful destinations to support their life and career goals.
We offer two pathways for young people:
The Employability & Life Skills Study Programme is an Entry level academic route based in college which focuses on life skills and qualification attainment, including Maths and English.
The course builds on specific independence skills to support transition into further vocational study, supported internships and employment. It also supports young people to complete their education before moving into adult care packages.
Project Search, is a work-based route sited at Calderdale Royal Hospital in Halifax. This is an intensive supported internship programme which fully prepares young people to move into paid employment and apprenticeships.
It is expected that a young person would have an Education and Health Care Plan in place in order to enroll on for these courses.
Why study Employability & Life Skills at Calderdale College?
At Calderdale College we provide skills and training to support young people in preparation for adulthood, whatever their long term goals and aspirations.
- Learning takes place in small groups in a dedicated area of the College
- Our experienced team of SEND Specialist Tutors and Personal Skills Assistants, provide tailored support according to individual needs. This may be academic, behavioural, emotional and personal care assistance where required
- Skills development takes place through a varied curriculum offering a multi-sensory approach to learning. There is a focus on developing communication and social interaction skills and confidence by working with a range of adults and peers
- Being part of a larger general further education college, our students benefit from opportunities to develop independence and self-help skills on-site everyday. They quickly settle into the busy environment and learn to navigate the building with decreasing levels of support
Are you : A young person with additional needs who requires some extra support and training to get a paid job?
Thinking about employment but want to develop your skills?
Want to meet new friends whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification?
Why study at Calderdale College?
At Calderdale College we provide skills training and career exploration, job coaching, and close tuition from a supportive, dedicated team who will expertly train you in how to secure a job.
Rewarding jobs are out there for you. We give you the foundations to help you get them, and prove you can be successful in a wide range of roles.
We are focused on making you more employable to a wide range of employers and we have tutors who understand the complexities of your disabilities and know how to maximise your true potential.
We have excellent facilities for you to learn in, and provide stimulating, motivating learning experiences that you will thrive on.
We give you practical advice and skills that will take you into the workplace.
What careers could
our courses lead to?
*Figures are based on typical salaries in that job role from payscale.com/research/UK/Job
Up to £18K
Up to £21K
Whether you take part in a Project Search Internship or our Employability & Life Skills programme, you will learn a range of skills. There’s something for everyone!
Some example modules include
- Community Projects
- Health & Safety in the workplace
- Career exploration and Progression
Each individual course page contains information on the modules of study, but if you have any questions we are on hand to help.
Contact our Advice and Guidance team on 01422 399267 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
All students will receive our full support in their work and studies and we will always be on hand for anything we can do to help.
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Here at Calderdale College we’ve invested in fantastic facilities. Don’t just take our word for it, explore on the interactive map below.
Calderdale College Campus
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Percival Whitley Centre
- Business & Enterprise
- University Centre
- Professional Studies
- Teacher Education
- Access to HE
- Curriculum Support
- Skills for Life
- Health & Social Care
- Early Years & Childhood Professions
- Dental Nursing
- Maths and English
- Employability & Life Skills
- D Cafe
- Job Centre Plus
- Business Support
- Executive Suite
- Meeting Rooms
- External Funding
- Full Works Salon
- Hair & Beauty
- Multi Faith Room
- 14-16 Suite
- Students Union
- Learning Centre
- Cuisine 1893
- Enrolment Suite
- Learner Services
- Trade Academy
- Sports & Fitness
- Animal Care
- Learning Centre
- Outdoor Pitches
Get your fresh Starbucks at our Inspire Café
Located in the Inspire Centre, our Inspire Café sells Starbucks beverages plus a range of sandwiches and snacks. It is open to students, staff and visitors to the Inspire Centre.
Where to find us
The Inspire Café can be found in the Inspire Centre, at our campus on Francis Street, Halifax.
Food and drink available
Within the café you can find a range of sandwiches, paninis, cold drinks and Starbucks beverages, plus a range of other snacks.
We offer an Inspire Café loyalty card, for every Starbucks drink you purchase you will be given a stamp and once you have collected 8 stamps you will get a free drink on us!