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Learn new skills in a supportive environment

STEPs: Specialised Training and Education Programme, a course for people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

SLDD Students selling vegetablesOur supportive tutors will help you make the most of your studies while you’re with us, so that you can progress to other courses or on to employment.

You’ll do a mixture of practical classroom work and volunteering to develop skills in English, maths, sociability and independence. Class sizes are small which means that you will get plenty of help and SLDD students Wizard of Oz facepaintsupport from your tutors.

Students and tutor doing artWe can organise for you to gain some workplace experience which might include placements with well-known companies such as Argos or Waitrose – great practice for your future.

You can also learn new skills and meet new people by trying out professional and technical subjects. These might include:

  • Floristry
  • Gardening
  • Dance and sport
  • Photography and IT
  • Business skills
  • And more!

We offer a Full-Time STEPS course for 16-25 year olds and also a Part-Time course for those aged 19+.