Foundation Learning

Ability (Acquired Brain Injury), Level 1

Course overview

Ability is a course specifically designed for learners with an acquired brain injury who need close and caring support to enable them to take advantage of an exciting, personalised learning programme. Students will work at their own pace on learning journey towards individual goals and will receive support to enable them to progress onto supported employment or independent living.

Our course is designed around the principles of Cleopatra’s pyramid which identifies the main effects of an acquired brain injury such as memory loss, concentration and fatigue.
Learners will be able to select form a range of educational options such as Living with a Brain Injury, Computers, Art, and Crafty communication. We also offer enrichment opportunities such as cookery and visits to places of interest.

A team of Learning Support Assistants will be on hand to accompany learners throughout their time at College. We have a highly trained experienced team of tutors to deliver this course whose ultimate aim is to give you confidence, social and educational experience within a safe environment.

Entry requirements

Our course is aimed at learners who have experienced a brain injury through accident or illness. We welcome referrals from relevant agencies, including ABIES, hospital rehabilitation teams and Headway. Individual referrals can also be made directly to the Ability course team

Course Modules

Learners set individual goals with their tutor and these are reviewed and monitored throughout the year

How will I be assessed?

You will receive an ongoing assessment of your needs, with personal targets set to promote your learning and support progression. You will complete a folder of your work. Your tutor will mark your work and meet with you to give you feedback.

What can I do next

If you would like to apply for the Ability course you can apply on line or complete an application form and send it in to the college. If you need any help please do not hesitate to contact us.

Once your application has been received we will then invite you in for an interview and maybe do a home visit where we can discuss the best options for you and tell you more about what you can expect from the course.

If you wish to visit the college to find out more first you are very welcome to do so.