Supported Learning

The Supported and Inclusive Learning department at Leicester College provides specialist provision for young people who have learning difficulties and disabilities. Our students attend College to gain and develop work skills to apply to work in their futures.
Our Work Skills programme introduces young people with inclusion needs into further education, developing confidence, independence, and work-based skills to enable them to access employment and/or further educational provision. We also offer a Return to Learn programme for adults with inclusion needs who require further support in gaining work experience.
Our full time Preparing for Work course and our Return to Learn course offers a lunch club at Syston Methodist Church for the Syston community, this creates a real-life working environment for our learners. This allows learners to develop skills and confidence for employment. We offer this service every Wednesday and Friday serving lunch at 12pm.
The learners plan and budget the meals that they provide and in teams they prepare meals for customers and when front of house they welcome, serve and collect money. The skills learnt and developed at the lunch club can be transferred into other work environments. Developing communication, money management, team working skills, health and safety, hygiene and catering skills which can also be applied to their everyday lives.
The programmes within Supported Learning: Learning for Work offer young people the opportunity to learn, build friendships, integrate into a wider college community, establish, and extend confidence and independence.
We would welcome you to join us, if you wish to book a table please call ….
Below is a handwritten piece by one the students; Tyreece Brookes, chosen from the group, he explains who they are, what they do in his owns words.
It was a pleasure to meet them all and I can certainly recommend their cooking and service.