- Who are these courses for?
- How to enrol
- Find out more about Supported Learning courses
- Term dates
- Courses offered by Supported Learning
Who are these courses for?
Our Supported Learning team offers an entry-level programme of courses for adults with learning disabilities (LD). Our courses are designed to:
- improve communication, reading, writing, number, and ICT skills
- promote community participation, engagement, and social inclusion
- enable independence
- develop confidence
- enhance employability skills
- provide opportunities to maintain physical and mental wellbeing.
On some of our courses, learners will work towards a nationally recognised qualification. These courses are free to learners who meet the eligibility requirements. We are also able to offer bespoke courses to organised groups.
How to enrol
Before enrolling a member of the Supported Learning Team will invite you to a meeting to talk to you about your interests. We call this an Information, Advice and Guidance meeting.
We will send you an additional needs form and ask for it to be completed and sent back before the meeting. It provides important information to help us assess learner needs. We will also ask you to provide evidence of any benefits you receive so we can see if you are eligible for any of our free courses.
We work with learners to ensure courses meet their needs. To do this we assess your starting points in English and maths.
To set up your meeting and start your enrolment, contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 200 1044.
Find out more about Supported Learning courses
There are ways you can find out more about Supported Learning courses.
- Contact the Supported Learning Team. Email email@example.com or call 0300 200 1044.
- Contact the Customer Service Team who can email you a copy of our current course directory. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 200 1044.
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Supported Learning term dates 2021/22
Autumn Term – 10 Weeks
- Starts: Monday 20 September 2021
- Half Term: Monday 25 October 2021 to Friday 29 October 2021
- Ends: Friday 3 December 2021*
*For accredited courses – Autumn Term ends Friday 10 December 2021
Spring Term – 10 Weeks
- Starts: Monday 10 January 2022
- Half Term: Monday 14 February 2022 to Friday 18 February 2022
- Ends: Friday 25 March 2022
Summer Term - 10 Weeks
- Starts: Monday 25 April 2022
- Half Term: Monday 30 May 2022 to 3 June 2022
- Ends: Monday 11 July 2022
To make up the bank holiday on 2 May, Monday courses will finish on 11 July.
Supported Learning Courses
These include art and craft, pottery, mosaics and textiles.
These courses will help develop your skills in working with different materials along with your personal skills such as making choices, problem-solving and working safely.
Working as part of a team, this course will teach you how to grow plants, use basic gardening tools safely and create garden inspired art and craft projects.
You will learn skills for everyday life by following an accessible recipe, with or without support, to prepare different healthy dishes using different cooking techniques.
Performing Arts, Dance and Yoga
These courses will help you, develop confidence, fitness and communication skills. Performing Art learners have an opportunity to work towards an end of term performance.
Computing, Media, and Photography
You will build your skills through group and individual project working. The information technology courses will give learners a good knowledge of how to develop and safely apply a range of computing skills for use in every day life.
Through a range of different courses you will be supported to develop your communication, self-advocacy, reading and writing skills.
These maths courses will help you develop your number and money recognition skills and you will practise using numbers and money in everyday situations. There will be opportunities to develop your maths skills through practical work with blended courses in Mosaics and Numbers, and Numbers and Money.
Enterprise and Mini-Enterprise
These courses show you how to run mini business opportunities. You will produce items for sale and learn different aspects of selling such as advertising, pricing your goods and making the sale.
Other courses offered by Supported Learning
We offer Makaton workshops for parents, carers, teaching staff and other professionals and lip reading courses for adults with hearing difficulties.
Contact us to register your interest in a Makaton course.
Files available to download
- Surrey Supported Learning General Information (PDF)
Booklet of general information about Surrey Supported Learning's service