Homefield study programmes are available for young people aged 16 - 25 with special educational needs and disabilities.
What is a Study Programme?
A study programme helps students progress in education in key areas. All students can:
- develop skills for life (numeracy and literacy)
- undertake work preparation and progression activities
- gain qualifications or recognition of achievement
- undergo personal development
- learn about British Values
- experience cultural capital
These will be appropriate to each student’s learning route and level of ability.
Learning Routes – Homefield Pathways
We have three learning routes called ‘pathways’ which have been designed around the Preparing for Adulthood outcomes. These are:
- Pathway 1: Personal Development
- Pathway 2: Skills for Life & Work
- Pathway 3: Preparing for Work or Further Study
Through a bespoke curriculum that meets each student’s needs and aspirations, these pathways increase our students’ independence, develop their skills for daily living and employment, and improve their wellbeing and resilience.
All our pathways are tailored to the needs of each student, making sure they feel safe in the environment they are in and developing their skills to enable them to be more independent once they leave our College.
For all provision, students undertake qualifications where these will have a positive impact on their next steps. The primary framework used is Recognising & Recording Progress & Achievement (RARPA) to ensure that students’ progress as individuals, and Functional Skills maths & English is embedded into every lesson.
Which pathway is right for me?
Our Personal Development pathway is suitable for students who have complex communication and sensory needs. They may find challenges with self-regulating their behaviours. Students on this pathway should be working at around Milestone 4 and above academically, and require no more than 2:1 staffing in the classroom and community.
Our Skills for Life & Work pathway is suitable for students who have future aspirations to live more independently, attend day services or gain voluntary or paid work. Students on this pathway should be working at Entry Level 1 or above academically, and can be supported 1:3 unless there is a specific need identified in their EHCP.
Our Preparing for Work or Further Study pathway is appropriate for students who are aiming to progress on to courses in general further education or into employment. Students on this pathway should be working at Entry Level 2 or above academically, and can be supported 1:6 unless there is a specific need identified in their EHCP.
Explore Pathway 1
Improve your social and communication skills to further your independence, whilst developing a range of interests.
Explore Pathway 2
Develop your confidence in the local community, preparing for daily life activities and work opportunities.
Explore Pathway 3
Gain the skills, communication and confidence to achieve your future goal of employment or further education.
Our Nuneaton Offer – the Homefield Hub
Our Nuneaton site allows students closer to Warwickshire to access the Homefield experience in a more practical location for their future lives.
Our focus on learning still takes place out in the community, and we can provide for students across all three pathways. Students at Nuneaton have sessions designed by qualified tutors and are supported by our designated job coaches when out on a supported internship or work placement.
The Homefield Therapy team will also be available for those based at the Homefield Hub, offering speech and language support as well as providing art and music therapy on an individual referral basis.
The Homefield Hub has:
- sensory breakaway space
- accessible entrance
- craft enterprise
- living skills activities
- practical classrooms
If our main Homefield pathways are not quite right for your current needs, check out our transition routes.
Bespoke & Outreach: Transition to Next Provision
We offer bespoke packages for students who may benefit from an outreach approach. These packages can include working with students at their own home or out in a community location, reduced days, additional staffing and tailored learning routes.
We work with the student to overcome the specific barriers that prevent them from achieving, whilst also developing the student’s wider skills in preparation for adulthood. The provision acts as an intensive transition into the next step of the student’s journey – be that a main pathway, GFE or supported employment / employment.
Supported Internship: Transition into Employment
Students access internship opportunities based at an employer with the aim of securing paid work using the skills acquired.
This pathway is designed for young people who are work-ready and want to progress into employment but would benefit from a wrap-around programme to develop English, maths and employability skills.
Students develop a CV, practice interview techniques and build transferable skills during their time with an employer.