Supported Education

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Courses

We run a range of courses for people with additional support needs. Our Skillsbuilder courses are for people who require varying degrees of support in their daily lives and learning environment.

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Why choose us?

Why choose us?

A warm welcome to Supported Education. We offer a range of learning opportunities for students who may require extra support in their learner journey.

Full time and Part time Courses

You may have complex Additional Support Needs (ASN) or Learning Disabilities (LD), Autism or mental health problems. You may be a school leaver, unsure of your next step or looking to return to education after a break in your studies.

Learn and Achieve! 

Whatever your individual needs, our goal is to help develop your skills, training, and independence, enabling you to lead the life that you want to lead, now and in the future. 

As a Supported Education Student at Inverness College, UHI you will enjoy a variety of course content including key life skills such as budgeting, healthy eating and staying active. Global citizenship and enterprise projects, which promote social and real-world experiences are also part of the curriculum at every level. Employability, training and internal work experience may feature in your course. 

Functional skills are embedded throughout courses. Individual progress and achievements (however big or small) are recognised and celebrated within a supportive, inclusive, small class environment.

Experienced, friendly staff are here to enable and empower you. Learning Assistants are available for each group, allowing for differentiation and high quality, targeted support when required.

Wellbeing

Your mental and emotional health and wellbeing is prioritised and supportive meetings with familiar staff take place weekly. We take the time to get to know you and personalise your college experience. 

A brief guide to our Supported Education Courses:

 

CourseAimed atTimetable
Skillsbuilder 1 (Part-time) Complex ASN/LD and Autism Wed, Thurs, Fri
Skillsbuilder 2 (Part-time) Moderate ASN/LD and Autism Wed, Thurs, Fri
Skillsbuilder 2 (Full-time) Moderate ASN/LD and Autism (faster pace) Mon, Tues, Wed
Skillsbuilder 3 (Full-time) Mild ASN/LD and Autism Mon, Tues, Wed

Skills Connect Level 4    (Full-time)

For young people looking to develop study skills/gain entry qualifications for mainstream courses.  May have ASN. Mon, Tues, Wed
Community Link (Part-time) For adults experiencing Mental Health problems/returning to study after a break Wed, Thurs, Fri
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Why choose supported education?

Why choose supported education?

Our experienced and highly qualified staff are passionate in their role to educate, engage and enable our students. We take a capability, student centred approach to our teaching, ensuring you enjoy the best college experience with us.

We are proud of the many student success stories that we have played a part in. Some have gone on to gain employment in their sector of interest, others have progressed onto further mainstream studies and are undertaking valuable voluntary work in their community.

Personalised learning experience

Our learning community of friendly lecturers and learning assistants will assist and encourage you to develop your study skills, confidence and self-esteem so that you can reach your full learning potential.

We work in partnership with students and (when agreed) your support network to pursue what you want to achieve now, and in the future.   

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our modern, state of the art building, where each classroom has beautiful views of the green space College grounds, allowing for a calm and peaceful learning environment.

Quotes from students

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Helping people with additional support needs prepare for life after school

This video was made by our Skillsbuilder 2 students who teamed up with Highland-based charity Health and Happiness to help people with similar needs prepare for life after school.

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Meet our students

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Some of our lecturers have created short videos to tell you about a sample of the courses they teach and why they might be the right fit for you:

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