Post 16 Transition Programme
The Forest College Transition programme is a 30 week that programme runs for one/two days per week within the college academic year.
This programme is designed to support post-16 learners to transition into mainstream college over a period of one academic year.
Success in post 16 mainstream education is better achieved when young people are positive about themselves and their abilities. Some students need extra support and time before they are able to have a successful transition to further qualifications and mainstream college life.
This programme is based on research and specifically designed to encourage relaxation, lower anxiety and build resilience. Time spent outdoors lowers cortisol levels, lowers blood pressure and stimulates the immune system. Our courses are personalised for individuals to develop confidence, independence and employability skills. This is done through a range of bushcraft and creative crafts activities both individually and as part of a team.
Our students work in small groups of 8-10. There are no formal qualifications in the programme and very little time will be spent on paperwork or traditional learning.
The programme will run on Mondays (1 day per week) throughout the Autumn term, and will build up to two days per week (Mondays and Wednesdays) from February half term. The second half of the programme will include transition visits to other curriculum areas, some English and maths and use of college transport (as appropriate) in order to build confidence and the next progressive steps back into mainstream college.