The Pathways department is a supported learning environment within Aquinas College. Typically students have learning difficulties and disabilities and are working at levels between P6 and Entry 3. Courses focus on developing skills to further independence.
Daily Living Skills
Shopping at a variety of supermarkets and shops, handling money and cooking.
Community and Leisure
Planning journeys, travelling by all forms of public transport. Learning road
safety and personal safety. Using facilities and services, which are available in the community. Encouraging and developing independent travel skills.
Hair care, skin care and so on.
Interview techniques, CVs, completing job application forms etc. Experiencing a variety of work placements in the community including – Cafes; Nurseries; Care Homes; Animal Care; Charity Shops; Supermarkets.
Sport and Leisure
Swimming, football, Boccia, adapted golf, circuit training and many more.
An allotment, enterprise shop, music, drama and art
An annual residential, which builds on the curriculum in developing independent living skills and is lots of fun too!
Pathways students participate in the College Tutorial programme and are grouped with mainstream students. They access all college facilities, including the Sports Hall, Fitness Gym, Library, Canteen and communal student areas.
Students are also supported by Careers and Education advisers, who visit college to discuss their future training/work needs.