Beaumont College Lancaster
Visit the Beaumont College website at www.beaumontcollege.ac.uk
Beaumont College offers both residential and day programmes in Lancaster, while our satellite services offer individuals a learning programme that is delivered closer to home. Until the full website is launched information about our satellites in Barrow, Blackpool, and Carlisle is available upon request.
All of our college sites offer programmes for young people aged 18 to 25 with a broad range of physical and/or learning impairments.
Students are offered a variety of specialist support from highly trained staff, working alongside our tutors.
Evidence of learning outcomes
Students achievements are captured throughout a range of college processes that include Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA) recording of progress, achievements against Expected Outcomes, steps to achievement on the Management Information System (MIS) and electronic recording of progress against criteria set out by awarding bodies. Regular student tutorials are held by Pathway Co-ordinators and the students trans-disciplinary team of advocates, annual reviews, progress demonstrated against therapy protocols and reports of progress provided to stakeholders. The college makes excellent use of audio and visual recording of evidence of achievements via e-portfolios and personal portfolios and these can be posted into either by students themselves or their advocates.
- Learning Support Workers
- Key Workers
- Student Support Workers
- Speech and Language Therapists and Dietitians
- Behavioural Specialist and staff trained in TEACCH principles and within the Institute for Applied Behaviour Analysis (IABA) approach
- Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists
- IT and Assistive Technology support and guidance
The college offers individual programmes within a curriculum that has strong emphasis on personal development through a clearly assessed pathway framework. As well as offering discrete courses provided internally within the college, the college also offers students the opportunity to work within the community with local partnerships and employers.
Each student accesses an individual programme that is based on a combination of course choices that are tailored to meet individual needs and aspirations, identified through their person centred PATH (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) planning and support assessments.
Student progress is monitored through achievements made against Expected Outcomes and steps to achievement. A strong trans-disciplinary team that includes; Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and a Behaviour Specialist, ensure a holistic and embedded approach to supporting learning and achievement.
Students are assessed into one of the following five pathways:
- Sensory Communication
- Intentional Communication
- Access Through Partnerships
- Independent Lifestyle Skills
- Life and Vocational
- Each young person and/or their advocate choose from subjects offered within these pathways through the Individual Option Planning process in order to build their programme.
Subjects offered include, dance, music, performance, face to face, space between, sensory wellbeing, personal wellbeing, sensory gardening, cooking, concepts of cooking, sensory gardening, conservation, horticulture, community spaces, grounds maintenance, fine art, exploratory art, forest schools, environmental studies, environmental art, functional skills, film making, photography, interactive media, IT, work skills, horse riding, trampolining, Stretch and Chill, yoga, Fun Fit, personal portfolio, transition action planning and skill building. We also offer internal and external work placements and dedicated personal development sessions.
The curriculum offers a range of opportunities for students to achieve internally recognised certification and acquire externally accredited qualifications that we provide by nationally recognised awarding bodies and that can be found on the Qualifications Credit Framework and are part of foundation learning.
The College’s Admissions & Funding team can be contacted on: 01524 541400.