What is Kehelland College?
Kehelland Trust has an educational provision here on site – Kehelland College. We provide a specialist education course for young adults aged 16-24 who have an EHCP – this comprises of three year-long courses that help to prepare learners for employability and aids them in exploring the right career options, as well as learning different skills that are embedded into the course. Each year builds upon the knowledge and skills gained in the previous year, helping anybody and everybody to achieve their end goal of living a more independent life! The idea of entering a new phase of life can be daunting for some learners; we’re here to help with that!
Each year has a different tutor, and the learners will be taught different topics that eventually lead up towards being ready for employability. Here are our year groups:
The first year group helps learners settle into Kehelland College. They look into a wide variety of topics such as cooking different meals, developing cooking skills and safety, accessing public transport, and other units designed to build up independence.
Our second year group builds on the first, and covers modules on looking after yourself and your home, an independent enterprise project that the learner will choose, develop, and then sell, and various other team-based units. The learners will have the opportunity to be able to learn different skills and qualities related to the workplace such as teamwork and dressing appropriately for different jobs – this builds up strategically to the third year.
In our third and final year group, this group will be able to visit and take part in external work experience, and will take part in classroom work around building their confidence and self-awareness. The learner will learn how to be job-ready by exploring interview skills and other requirements needed for employability.
What can you expect?
Every year group will attend Kehelland College for three days. Two of the days will be in our classroom where they will learn different topics based on their group. One of the days will be a work experience day – for the first two year groups, this will take place on our 16-acre site, whether that’s working outside with our horticulture and outdoor education groups, working in our kitchen area, in our shop or working with our maintenance team. Our Succeed group will have access to work experience externally and will be able to visit different workplaces for their work experience day.
On the classroom days, learners will have access to our classroom facilities along with different resources such as IT equipment like tablets and laptops. The learners will also experience practical English and Maths skills which are embedded within their days in the classroom. Our learners will be supported by our incredible staff team, which include their group tutors and their supporting ALS’. Who are they? Find out more about our staff team.
We follow Cornwall Council’s term dates for the academic year – dates for 2023/2024 can be found here.