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Special School Types

Special School Types

Click on Type of Provision to find additional details on who deliveries this type of provision, what type of content they deliver and the number of days per week the provision is delivered over.

Type of Provision

Academic level

Entry criteria/application procedure

Possibly can be combined with

Further Education Foundation learning

Pre entry level, Entry level 1-3

Colleges have advice evenings and young people can apply direct. There may be age restriction without an EHC plan

Specialist College, work based learning, the 3rd sector or work placement.

FE Mainstream

Level 1 up to Level 3

Entry criteria can depend on the course and level. Visit open days and apply direct.

Usually done alone but maybe combined with the 3rd sector and work placements.

Specialist College

Usually entry level 1 to entry level 3 but it may be possible to do higher level qualifications

Applications have to be approved by the Local Authority funding panel and are made via the NE12 process. This will usually only happen if other suitable provision is not available. All applicants must have an EHC plan.

Further education, work based learning, Working Newcastle and work placement.

Work based learning study programme

Usually entry level 3 to level 2

Apply direct

Specialist College and the 3rd Sector

Bespoke

Usually entry level 2 to level 2

Limited places available. Applications are via the GDCDuO_Mdso team. This provision is for young people who require intensive/specialist support. There may be age restriction without an EHC plan

Work placements, the 3rd sector, Specialist College

New Traxs

Usually entry level 1 to level 1

Applications are via GDCDuO_Mdso or direct to New Traxs. They hold regular open events.

Work placements, the 3rd sector

Working Newcastle (study programme via Trinity Solutions

Usually entry level 1 to level 1

Applications are via GDCDuO_Mdso

Work placements, the 3rd sector, specialist College

Supported Internship

Usually entry level 1 to level 2

Applications via GDCDuO_Mdso or direct to the programmes. There may be age restriction without an EHC plan

Not usually combined with other offers

Traineeships

Level 2

Apply direct to providers

Not usually combined with other offers

Apprenticeships

Usually level 2 and above

Apply direct

Not usually combined with other offers

3rd sector

None

Direct or via GDCDuO_Mdso

Can be stand alone or combined with Specialist College, FE, work based learning, bespoke, etc

Other

 

There maybe age restrictions.

 

Further Education Foundation learning

Delivered by (examples but not an exhaustive list)

Newcastle CollegeTyne MetGatesheadSouth Tyneside

Content (general information but see websites for more detail)

Various courses covering independent living skills, employment skills, maths and English

Number of days per week

Usually 3-4


FE Mainstream

Delivered by (examples but not an exhaustive list)

Newcastle CollegeTyne Met, GatesheadSouth TynesideNew College DurhamAskham BryanNorthumberland College including Kirkley Hall

Content (general information but see websites for more detail)

Vocational or academic courses leading to employment or higher education

Number of days per week

Usually 3-4


Specialist College

Delivered by (examples but not an exhaustive list)

Locally- ESPADilstonHedley's

Content (general information but see websites for more detail)

Independent living skills, communication and employment skills

Number of days per week

5 days


Work based learning study programme

Delivered by (examples but not an exhaustive list)

Local examples include- Trinity Solutions, City Learning, Nacro, Foyer, Palmersville

Content (general information but see websites for more detail)

Work related skills in a specific vocational area. Maths and English if appropriate. Different providers have their specialist vocational areas

Number of days per week

3-5 days


Bespoke

Delivered by (examples but not an exhaustive list)

Trinity Solutions

Content (general information but see websites for more detail)

An individualised programme that usually includes confidence building, work related skills, maths and English, employability skills

Number of days per week

3-5 days


New Traxs

Delivered by (examples but not an exhaustive list)

City Learning

Content (general information but see websites for more detail)

A study programme for LD learners with a strong emphasis on work related skills and work placements.

Number of days per week

3-4 days per week


Working Newcastle (study programme via Trinity Solutions)

Delivered by (examples but not an exhaustive list)

Newcastle Supported Employment team with Trinity Solutions

Content (general information but see websites for more detail)

A study programme for LD leaners. The work placement is initially usually at the Capabilities café on Heaton Road. Maths and English is also incorporated.

Number of days per week

Usually 3 days per week


Supported Internship

Delivered by (examples but not an exhaustive list)

Project Choice; New Venture; Further Education and Specialist Colleges

Content (general information but see websites for more detail)

A specialist study programme where over 50% of the programme is in a real working environment with the potential of employment at the end of the programme.

Number of days per week

Usually 4-5 days per week


Traineeships

Delivered by (examples but not an exhaustive list)

Various

Content (general information but see websites for more detail)

Vocational training which should lead to an apprenticeship

Number of days per week

Max of 6 months of 3-4 days per week


Apprenticeships

Delivered by (examples but not an exhaustive list)

Various

Content (general information but see websites for more detail)

Vocational training for a job for which young people receive an allowance

Number of days per week

Usually 5 days per week


3rd sector

Delivered by (examples but not an exhaustive list)

Hextol, Liberdade, Flow (see Flow Brochure in documents), Aukestra, Ouseburn farm

Content (general information but see websites for more detail)

Community based activities that usually require payment. Each organisation has a different offer - see their websites for details.

Number of days per week

From hourly upwards - see each organisations website


Other

Delivered by (examples but not an exhaustive list)

Princes Trust, Ignite

Content (general information but see websites for more detail)

See websites for details