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Access to Community & Education

Access to Community and Education is a specialist learning programme designed to meet the educational needs of students with PMLD and SLD streamed via two pathways.

Why Choose This Course?

ACE adopts a Multi-Sensory Curriculum adhering to the principles of Sensology. The timetable denotes its sensory focus integrating a plethora of Sense specific sessions. ACE tutors incorporate a range of techniques to ensure that the learning style of every student is met, these include: TACPAC, Intensive interaction, Body mapping, tactile signing, TEACHH, PECS and Makaton.

Based in the Helford building at the main campus of Truro College, we are able to access a wide range of facilities and experience the hustle and bustle of college life. The ACE course has three well-equipped teaching rooms, a sensory room and two personal care suites and a fully accessible kitchen area. Students have the opportunity to experience a wide range of sensory equipment such as the latest eye gaze technology, Skoog music and ultraviolet lighting.

Students are given personalised timetables to ensure that the course is suited to their individual needs. Achievable termly targets are set and progress monitored on a daily basis.

We aim to meet the individual needs of each student by offering an inclusive education programme developed by working in partnership with families, carers and multiagency professionals.

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Start date: 08/09/2022

Course code
FSACACE22T
Level
Entry level
Location
Truro College
Duration
1 year
Qualification
Foundation Studies

Top Course Highlights

Sensory Curriculum

Personalised Timetables

Achievable Termly Targets

Range of Facilities

Positive Learning Environment

Truro College is proud to be a positive and inclusive learning environment. We believe that ACE students have equal status to other learners and deserve to receive the best possible standard of education.

Well-resourced department

Our well-resourced department, staffed by trained professionals, using the most up-to-date teaching methods, means we are able to provide an empowering, successful education for all our students.

Wide Variety of Sensory equipment

Students have the opportunity to experience a wide range of sensory equipment such as the latest eye gaze technology, Skoog music and ultraviolet lighting.

What Will I Learn?

A sensory curriculum where students will follow one of two pathways: independent engagement or exploration of events. The curriculum denotes its sensory focus integrating a plethora of sense specific sessions.

ACE tutors incorporate a range of techniques to ensure that the learning style of every student is met.

The following curriculum subjects are incorporated across the course:

  • Sensology
  • TACPAC
  • Cultural Explorations
  • Sensory Cookery
  • Horticulture
  • Forest School
  • Intensive Interaction
  • Expressive Arts
  • Dance Therapy
  • Inclusive Technology
  • Physio and Movement
  • Music Therapy
  • Dance
  • Drama

Where Will It Take Me?

The students may have the opportunity to access further education opportunities or other appropriate placements.

Additional Information

Every student in ACE follows a learning plan developed after a time of initial assessment. Targets are developed within this plan for each individual and are reviewed termly. All our subjects are cross referenced to the Foundation Learning Achievement Continuum and student achievement is assessed by tutors on an ongoing basis.

Course requires £15 pounds termly contribution.

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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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