Personal Development is a two year study programme supporting students to develop independent living skills, communication, functional literacy/numeracy and creative skills.
The course aims to prepare students to live independently in the future and to play a full part in the community.
The Employability Course is a one-year study programme supporting students to develop the skills needed to gain employment such as CV writing, IT skills, applying for jobs and interview techniques.
The course supports students to develop independent travel skills, money management and maintaining good mental and physical health. Students are given guidance on how to present a positive image to prospective employers such as; how to dress and present themselves appropriately for employment.
We have a good range of ongoing partnerships with employers in the community and beyond, including John Lewis at Oxford Street, ARUP Engineering, Scope, NoNo Foods and Boma Garden Centre.
Students undertake 2-3 placements for up to 6 weeks per academic year and students are supported by our staff while at their placements.
As well as experiencing a wide variety of different work activities, to help them explore future work possibilities, we aim to support each student in finding placements which connect with their individual strengths and interests.
We are always open to partnering with new work placement partners either on an ongoing basis or to organising taster visits to different workplaces. Interested businesses are encouraged to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss possibilities further.
Students achieve the Ascentis Award in Life Skills and Skills for Employment, Ascentis Awards in English and Mathematics Skills and an Arts Award certificate.
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The Leighton Cafe
The Leighton Café is an in-house cafe delivered by Leighton College students as part of their Employability programme. They are given the opportunity to plan the menu, prepare snacks and drinks, serve customers and manage the cash desk. The cafe is a supported environment where students are able to develop their skills and increase their confidence before embarking into a mainstream work placement. The café is open to the public every Thursday 11.45am-12.45pm at 7 Dowdney Close. All are welcome to visit us but it would be great if you could call beforehand to let know you are coming – 020 7424 1601