Pathways to Success at Mercury College


Thrive study programme
– a focus on developing independence and community inclusion skills along with good health and wellbeing and group work experience in college for those students who need the most support and guidance to move into college life and on into adulthood.

Achieve study programme – a focus on engaging in employment and enhancing independence skills along with active engagement in healthy activities and a blend of group work experience both in college and in the community where appropriate. This pathway is for students who feel more confident, who are ready to explore their local area and engage more with the community and work.

Transform study programme – a focus on transition into the community, increased independence and moving into supported living along with independent work experience and active choices in health and wellbeing engagement. Suited to students who are ready for more independence in a community setting.

During initial assessments, we explore aspirations and support needs to ensure we can provide an appropriate and challenging study programme including environmental and therapeutic needs. We continue to build on this through the student’s personalised learning plan as they move through their learning journey with us.

In partnership with our associated specialist residential homes and supported living service, the college offers a unique package of learning and living opportunities to support opportunities for the development of transferable skills into the home setting.

Our ultimate vision is to enable people with complex care needs to achieve their full potential. We want our students to leave us confident and happy, ready for their next steps and for them to be ready for even more success on their personal pathway.

What this looks like is unique for each student and is carefully planned as part of their ‘Journey Plan’ throughout their college life. We intend for our students to be able to reintegrate back into their own communities, where appropriate, and find their place; living an active and fulfilling life closer to their families and circle of important people.

Thrive

Attainment Profile
– Pre-entry level
– Engagement steps
– Pre subject specific learners

Cohort Profile
– Pre-entry level
– Engagement steps
– Pre subject specific learners

Curriculum Focus
– Multi-sensory therapy rich
– Effective health and mental wellbeing support
– Communication and social interaction
– Discovering new experiences including the community
– Cognition & learning

Destination
– Community living
– Developed hobbies and interests
– Can access a variety of venues in the community safely for pleasure
– Can access health services effectively with support

Achieve

Attainment Profile
– Working towards entry level 1

Cohort Profile
– Learners have high support needs with emerging self-regulation skills, allowing for the development of basic functional skills

Curriculum Focus
– Multi-sensory therapy rich
– More opportunities for experiential learning and community engagement
– Communication in real life situations
– Travel training – public transport

Destination
– All of the above +plus the skills to access public transport with support
– Voluntary work

Transform

Attainment Profile
– Entry Levels 1/2/3

Cohort Profile
– Learners are able to participate with less reliance on close support and with an increased ability to self-regulate, allowing for the potential of learning work related skills

Curriculum Focus
– Independent living skills
– Healthy lifestyle
– Developing community interest and participation
– Work related learning
– Opportunities to take part in supported living experiences

Destination
– All of the above plus
– Community living/Supported living
– Voluntary work/internships
– Paid work
– Can access public transport with increased confidence and independence

Place with us

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