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At Norwood, we use a learner-centred approach in our Life Skills and Learning Services. Our aim is to help people with learning disabilities to:
We structure our courses flexibly so that a person’s specific learning needs can be met. This flexibility means that each person is given the maximum opportunity to learn new skills and gain awards and qualifications.
We use Individual Learning Plans to help people make choices about their long-term goals and access advice, information and opportunities within their communities.
We are deeply committed to a learner-centred approach. When planning our courses, we assess both demand and needs so that we can offer the best opportunities to the maximum number of people. Our aim is to offer each person the support they need to make progress.
Our courses are fun and the skills that people develop are both transferable and complementary and support their growing independence.
We use learning resources creatively. We combine digital technologies with practical experience and activities that develop people’s interpersonal skills. Our aim is to help people improve their abilities as communicators and learners.
We provide opportunities for people to work towards nationally recognised qualifications, working in close partnership with other providers to maximise opportunities.
Our Karten CTEC Centre runs:
Key to all these learning areas are the Foundation Skills. These are built into all our learning courses and include: