For students with high-functioning autism, Asperger syndrome or mental health needs such as anxiety, OCD or depressive illness, we have designed a course to support your individual needs while allowing you to explore your full potential. The course includes sport, personal skills and opportunities for other activities like swimming and art.

We’ll encourage you to participate in work experience to build confidence and develop transferable skills for the work place. If you make good progress, you’re encouraged to move forward on to a mainstream course within the college in a subject of their choice.

Funding and bursaries

Students if you’re aged over 19 you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information email info@totton.ac.uk or call 023 8087 4874.

Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.

Entry requirements

There are no formal qualifications but you will be required to attend an interview to ensure that the course meets your requirements. Most students will either have a Statement of Educational Needs or an Education, Health Care plan.

What will I learn?

Develop your confidence

Improve you social communication

Gain independence, both in college and in the local community

Work Experience

This is optional dependng on the learner and can be internal or external

Modules

Sport

Personal skills

Accessing the local community

Cooking

Art

Social communication

Maths and English skills

Individualised learning

Assessment

You will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence. It will be flexible and tailored to suite your individual needs.

Enrichment Opportunities

You’ll take part in a wide range of activities such as cooking and art.
You’ll also be able to take part in other activities, both on and off the college site – like sports and trips.

Career and Progression

You can progress to another pathway in the Skills for Life department or follow a mainstream college programme as a part of our Pathway+ course. This will depend on your skills and qualifications. You can also progress into paid employment.

What our students say

Last year I did a rap/grime set as part of a label launch at The Talking Heads which was a mind-blowing and memorable experience. At Totton College the course is fluid so you can really tailor your learning; I’ve been able to combine performance with music tech.

Tomas Miller

Level 3 Music student at Totton College


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