At Walsall College, we know advancing your studies is a big step. A new learning environment, new people and a new routine can be overwhelming. Whether you’re coming to us with a disability or with learning difficulties, we have a variety of well established supported learning courses designed to meet your individual needs. These courses will give you the opportunity to develop important skills that range from employability to money management. Keep reading as we explore how Walsall College can help you on your learning journey.
We don’t want any of our students to feel they’re missing out, which is why we have a wide range of courses for you choose from that provide supported learning. These vary from entry level 1, all the way up to degree level. Some of the entry level courses, which might be suitable for those with more complex needs, help develop important life skills that can be taken into adulthood, such as money management and food preparation.
We also have a number of transition courses for those students who may struggle with English and Maths, or for those with English as a second language. For those looking for work, we also offer employability courses, which provide students with the right skills to get a job. This includes skill progression in a number of areas including ICT.
We are proud to have close to 70 outstanding learning mentors that provide excellent one-to-one or small group support, not only within the classroom, but outside too. We offer lunch time and break time supervision, which ensures the safety of all our students, but also provides students the support they might need with money management and making healthy eating choices. Our mentors also encourage opportunities for students to socialise with their peers.
We also have an on-site Deaf Academy, which has a number highly skilled interpreters and notetakers who are trained to take class notes for students, both electronically and manually. We also have a number of specialist language tutors for students who may require additional support when communicating.
Walsall College spans five campuses, all of which are accessible for our students. In our classrooms we have adjustable tables so learning for our wheelchair-using students isn’t interrupted. We also have lifts which give priority to those who need them most, as well as accessible toilets on each floor.
Before students come to study with us, we complete a risk assessment to ensure our students have the correct equipment in place to begin learning. We also ensure these arrangements are in place for students before taking their exams or assessments. Our mentors can also remind students to keep up with their medication throughout the day, if necessary.
At Walsall College we are committed to ensuring all our students have access to the same level of quality teaching and learning. If you are ready to take the next step in your learning journey, then we are ready to welcome you.