In a special school/unit
If you have special educational needs and/or disabilities and need additional learning support ...
... you can get extra help, often up to the age of 25.
Your careers adviser specialises in working with students who have special educational needs and disabilities. They work as part of our SEND team (special educational needs and/or disabilities team) in special schools and units attached to mainstream schools, which are also known as resourced provision.
Your adviser can talk to you about your options and tell you about support, funding and equipment for people with special educational needs and/or disabilities to make sure you develop your skills and talents and move into an option for students, who are 16 or over, that is right for you. This may include:
- Courses at a special school sixth form or at a local college:
- Apprenticeships, supported internships and training, or personalised programmes of learning, activities and independent living skills
- If there isn't a local course available, it may be possible in exceptional circumstances, to go to one of the National Specialist Colleges
- There's lots of information on a range of local services and national organisations to support people with special educational needs and disabilities, which explains what you and your family can expect on the Calderdale Local Offer and the Kirklees Local Offer, such as support into employment and the Access to Work Grant.
Get Ahead - career and learning options at Entry level and Level 1
What Next? - opportunities in Kirklees for students with severe or profound learning difficulties (1.5MB PDF)
Ryburn Valley High visit to Sidhil Ltd
Students studying employability skills at Ryburn Valley High School sixth form visited Sidhil in April 2015 to find out more about the range of jobs offered by the company
Want to talk to someone?
Your C&K Careers school or college careers adviser can help and advise you – get in touch with the careers team in school.
Or ring 01484 225500 and ask for Infoline
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Page updated October 2017