Name of provider
Truro and Penwith College – Tregye Campus
Name of course
Access Skills Development
Who is this course intended for?
Access Skills Development is a three-year course designed to meet the needs of students who have complex Autism who wish to continue their education in an inclusive Further Education college.
Site/s where available
Key contact for questions about course
Programme Team Leader, Foundation Studies:
Deputy Team Leders, Foundation Studies:
Steve Kenward and Lucy Sheen
Duration of course
1 to 3 years with potential extension dependent on continuing personal development.
Progression pathway determined at the end of year 1.
Age range if applicable
Post 16 Learners
Key course content and outcomes
- Numeracy, Literacy and ICT
- Communication Skills
- Social Skills
- All aspects of self-care
- Creative Studies
- Sport and Outdoor Activities
- Independent Living Skills
No formal requirements – offer by interview and transition meetings to evaluate individual need
Personal target setting and development monitoring
May lead to further education opportunities as appropriate
Additional charges for families
e.g. swimming, pocket money for shopping
Entry to public venues (if applicable)
Swimming/riding/bowling or visit fees
Personal spending money on visits
Optional expenses for families
e.g. non-essential trips
Timing across the week
Minimum 540-620 funded guided learning hours across three or more days per week.
Additional time subject to confirmation of discretionary funding.
The focus is to develop communication skills, all aspects of social inclusion and making personal choices.
For all students our aim is to promote lifelong learning and to help them reach their potential as valued members of society.