Manchester City Council

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Courses for Young Adults with Learning Disabilities

We offer a course called STEPs for adults with learning difficulties aged 19 to 25 years old.

STEPs stands for 'Steps To Employment and Progression'.

The course runs from September until July.  Contact us at any point in the year for more information - you may be able to join in year or may be assessed for the next year's programme.

The course consist of two days per week in the classroom plus a work or volunteer placement.  Each course has spaces for up to ten learners.

Your work placement or volunteer placement will be arranged for you at the start of the course - you can have the same placement all year or try out some different ones.  Your placement will be for an additional one or two days per week.

On the course you will learn new English, Maths and ICT skills through project work and active learning. You will also do Work Preparation and Citizenship and will also have the opportunity to take some qualifications if you want to.

The course aims to prepare you to progress into employment, supported employment, volunteer work and/or onto further courses.

In 2018/19 we have two STEPs courses running at Forum Adult Learning Centre and we also have two courses running which are progression courses from the STEPs programme into Functional English and Functional Maths.

For more details contact

Andy Johnston: or David Hills: or look on the course finder.

Courses in English, Maths and ICT

We have some courses specifically for adults of all ages with learning disabilities and many other courses that people with learning disabilities can join.  Please use our course finder to find out more or ring your nearest centre to make an appointment with an advisor who can talk through possible options.

Download the Course Guide for Young Adults with Learning Disabilites 2018/19

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