Next Steps Programme

Designed to support transition and change after College, the Next Steps Programme at Henshaws offers a bespoke course that encourages ongoing learning, personal development and independence.

We know that transition and change can be a worrying and unsettling time. Next Steps provides a safe environment that enables learners to make clear transitions into their future placements with the support and guidance they need.

Each learner’s journey is individual to them, dependent on their aspirations and outcomes. The Next Steps Programme supports the transition of skills learnt at college, continued learning within the community and access to future placements in a fun, personalised and independent way.

Three steps to success

Step 1

• Cement current learning within the community
• Discover personal skills and interest
• Discuss personal aspirations and future plans
• Re-visit past skills and knowledge

Step 2

• Cement current learning within the community
• Discover personal skills and interest
• Discuss personal aspirations and future plans
• Re-visit past skills and knowledge

Step 3

• Learners spend more time at future placements
• Skills transitions are competed
• Transition is successful!

Braille room
Art session

What can I discover?

The Next Steps Programme supports independent learning and exploration, which is why we offer a range of sessions to be involved in, based on your aspirations and interests.

This may include:

Community Inclusion: Accessing the space around me.
Enterprise: Discovering my own skills.
Reflection: Exploring change and feelings.
Gardening: Developing skills outside
Health and Fitness: Keeping fit in the community.
Art: Exploration through art and design.
Volunteering: Sharing time with others.
Health and Safety: Safety in the future.