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Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

New College Stamford

Type of service:
Post 16 Education Providers
Drift Road,Stamford,Lincolnshire,PE9 1XA
Telephone number:
01780 484 300
Email address:
Service description:
New College Stamford offers education and training to over 2,000 students every year providing a huge range of courses to suit everyone – A Levels, vocational, part-time adult courses, apprenticeships, higher education and professional training for businesses tailored to both individuals and employers.
New College Stamford offers Study Programmes (tailored programmes of study to meet a student’s individual needs, education, living and employment goals) at the following levels:

Entry Level Programmes
The New College Stamford Entry Level Programme is aimed at students who have few or no formal academic qualifications.
The courses are designed to help students develop their personal, social, literacy and numeracy skills. Learners enjoy high levels of achievement, and successfully progress onto further college courses, employment or supported living.
Entry Level students benefit from being taught in specially adapted houses, close to the main college campus, where they learn independent living skills. The premises have large gardens (with greenhouses, vegetable patch and chicken run) where students can enjoy outdoors learning. Pathways students are prepared for further learning by attending classes in the main College environment. Students in the DSP can access the main college building for lunch and breaks as appropriate to the wishes and needs.
The courses offered in 2014/15 will be:
Pre-Entry, Entry 1.
Independent Living Skills – a programme to help prepare learners for living more independently. They will practise house care skills, washing, ironing, cooking, shopping,money skills etc….
Entry 1, Entry 2
Exploring Careers in the following Pathways (learners chose a Pathway)
Retail - includes access to the shop that is run by the department in the college as well as the Penny Lane shop in central Stamford.
Catering – will include preparing food for students within the DSP
Horticulture – will include access to the large DSP garden and the new horticulture centre that is under development
Animals – includes caring for the DSP chickens and access to a farm.
All these courses will include aspects of numeracy, literacy and communication skills.
Entry 3
Developing Skills for the Workplace – to support the development of work skills for learners who are not yet ready to go into mainstream. Things covered include: rights and responsibilities at work, interview skills, a work experience placement as well as literacy , numeracy, time keeping etc…
Entry Requirements
There are no formal academic entry requirements. Entry on to the programme will be based on an interview and satisfactory references. To ensure students are placed at the appropriate course level, all students will be offered taster days and, where possible, staff will visit students at their school.
Students are assessed on their progress throughout the year and build a portfolio of evidence. Accredited courses are validated by an external verifier from AIM Awards. Functional skills will involve tests at the appropriate level. Non accredited courses are validated internally.
After one year, students may remain at the same level to maintain progress and broaden their knowledge, or progress to the next Entry Level or to the Pathways course.
Entry 3 – Skills for employment and further learning (Pathways)
This course is situated within the mainstream college but comes under the management of the DSP. It is a 3 day programme in college and 1 day on a work experience placement.
One morning a week students access a mainstream group in an area of their choice (e.g mechanics, IT, hairdressing etc…) with support.
Subjects covered on the course include: citizenship, drug and alcohol awareness, rights and responsibilities, planning a day trip as well as literacy, numeracy and IT.
Entry Requirements
Students must be working at Entry 3 and be able to work in a classroom environment.

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Age range:
16 years - 99 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • None (no Criteria For Eligibility)
Referral route:
  • Self Referral
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