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Cambian Lufton College offers various opportunities for external accreditation through the Qualifications and Credits Framework (QCF).
We provide flexible routes to full qualifications and offer units of study from pre-entry through to Level 1, leading to awards, certificates and diplomas.
The QCF is a key component in our work to help young people with a learning disability gain life skills. Self-esteem is essential to young people progressing into adulthood encouraging a passion for learning and broadening their horizons. By offering the opportunity to undertake nationally recognised vocational qualifications, we help young people gain confidence and to lead socially active and engaged lives.
Learners are encouraged and supported to express their views on the things that are important to them about college life. Their input shapes the curriculum, staff recruitment, opportunities for personal development and the support they receive. This is achieved through learner tutorials comprising 1:1 meetings to discuss anything related to college life, on and off-site advocacy services and the Principal’s cards used for questions, comments or concerns.
Work Placements for students with Autism
A person-centred programme of vocational activities and work preparation, together with internal or external work placements in real working environments ensures that students get a taste of what options are available to them after college.
All students follow a programme of Practical Living Skills within real–life supported living and community environments, with the aim of developing independence skills such as personal care, cooking, shopping, cleaning, laundry, travel training and community awareness.
The core curriculum is complemented by a wide range of specialist activities that enable students to develop new friendships and interests.
Cambian Lufton College Environment
Cambian Lufton College is set across two campuses in 70 acres of beautiful Somerset countryside near Yeovil town centre. The college benefits from good rail links and road networks.
We understand that residential colleges can never replace home but we make every effort to create a welcoming, family environment where learners feel safe and comfortable.
Our accommodation provides the necessary step between leaving home and community living that most young adults take during their transition to adulthood.
Learners live close to the college, and as their confidence and independence grows they are able to progress through the range of residential settings available at the college.
We encourage learners to personalise their bedrooms with posters and photos and take responsibility for keeping their rooms tidy.
At some point during their course, learners will have the opportunity to experience community living as part of their Moving on plan. This enables them to optimise their potential for moving on to supported living after college.
On-site facilities at Lufton College include:
✓ ICT Suites
✓ Life skills kitchen
✓ Animal centre
✓ Campus shop
✓ Craft workshops
✓ Car valeting bay
✓ Lakeside conservation
✓ Dance hall