College Link Course at East Kent College
- To provide curriculum opportunities that are not offered as part of Foreland Field School's 14-19 curriculum.
- To provide opportunities for students to develop educational concepts and practical skills.
- To increase and develop independence within the structure of college and its environment, enabling students to learn to use college facilities.
- To provide opportunities for external accreditation evidence (e.g. ASDAN - Personal Progress)
- To develop students' confidence in dealing with new environments, changing situations and a range of other students.
- To develop social integration.
- To build on students’ existing abilities in both group and individual situations; to accept responsibility, exercise choice and be more in control in an adult environment.
- To introduce students to the world of “College Life" and prepare some students to move on to full-time courses there once they leave Foreland Fields School.
1. Accessing the college curriculum
- To engage in curriculum activities which are not offered at school.
- To use a workshop environment safely.
- To use tools and equipment following safety guidelines.
- To behave in an appropriate, adult manner when relating to tutors and other college students.
2. Travel Training
- Pedestrian road safety e.g. crossing a minor road safely, using a zebra crossing, using a pedestrian crossing.
- Behaving appropriately on the school bus.
- To have opportunities to attend the college using public transport, e.g. bus.
3. Using the College facilities
- Finding the correct location within the college campus.
- Choosing lunch choices from the selection available.
- Using money in a real life situation.
- Understanding the importance of being on time for sessions.
- Being responsible for personal belongings.
- To exhibit appropriate behaviour within college and alongside mainstream peers.
- To use the library facilities appropriately; to borrow books/ CDs and to take responsibility for their safe return.
- Leisure – socialising in an appropriate way after dinner by bringing books, card games or other activities which can be engaged in a refectory setting.
Cross- Curricular Learning Opportunities:
- reading menus, workshop instructions, travel information and timetables, names of buildings, public notices etc.
- writing journey plans, key community information, personal information e.g. address and telephone number etc.
- communication and social skills
- making a choice of food items for lunch
- money handling
- developing understanding of time and time management
- using electrical equipment
- using the computers in the library
- Wearing appropriate attire
- Being aware of the need for personal hygiene
- Money Handling