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Henshaws College - Personal and Social Development

Who is this for?

Do you want to improve your self-awareness and sense of identity whilst developing talents and potential? This course will provide you will the building blocks for success across your College programme and in future life.

It has been developed for young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) or severe learning difficulties (SLD) and who have very significant intellectual or cognitive impairments.

What will you learn?

On the Personal and Social Development programme, you will have opportunities to develop skills in areas that you may choose to pursue after College such as social enterprise and leisure activities, alongside the development of personal and social skills. We will work with you to understand your dreams and aspirations, and help you to make them a reality.

Your curriculum

You will have a personalised curriculum which may involve:

  • Motor activities training programme (MATP)
  • Sports, fitness, swimming
  • Communication skills
  • Social skills
  • Plan, shop, cook
  • Drama, music, art
  • Enterprise sessions
  • Horticulture
  • Assistive technology
  • Community inclusion

Annabel is a very active, sociable student and enjoys being involved in learning across a wide range of subjects including cooking, sport and music. Annabel has made fantastic progress using her iPad to enhance her communication skills across all areas of the curriculum."

Student in our independence kitchen preparing a meal

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