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Title: Development of the Kingston College Skills Centre and Social Enterprise Project


1
Development of the Kingston College Skills Centre
and Social Enterprise Project
2
History - Kingston College LLDD provision
  • College wide courses
  • The College promote inclusiveness learners who
    are able to access college provision are
    supported to do so.
  • Discrete courses for LLDD
  • Adults courses run at main site and in community
    venues.
  • 16-19 courses mainly held at the North Kingston
    Centre (NKC).

3
From September 2008
  • Development of a skills based provision The
    Skills Centre - to support 19 learners.
  • Pre-entry
  • Full time or part time
  • From September 2009 extended to 16 studying BTEC
    Skills for Working Life.

4
Rational
  • Provide a curriculum that will support learners
    to overcome learning barriers, develop life
    skills, enhance their quality of life and achieve
    their potential.
  • Progression to further study, voluntary or paid
    employment.

5
Life skills
  • Learners choose modules from a variety of skills
    based courses to develop practical competence in
    those areas, while also developing life skills
    such as communication.

6
Skills for work
  • Development of a Social Enterprise as part of the
    Skills Centre provision.

7
Why a Social Enterprise?
  • Benefits to learners
  • Social interaction in working with others and
    interacting with the public.
  • Work experience

8
Social Enterprise cont..
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • I.C.T.
  • Business
  • And.....
  • Money ploughed back into project

9
Courses 2008-2009
  • Art and craft,
  • Business Studies,
  • Catering/Hospitality/cookery,
  • Child Care,
  • Cookery for Independent Living,
  • Customer care
  • Digital Photography,
  • English speaking board
  • Exercise/Sport,
  • Health and safety
  • Horticulture,
  • ICT,
  • Independent Travel
  • Literacy,
  • Numeracy,
  • Stepping Stones,
  • Woodwork,

10
Project Funding
  • Funding has provided resources to set up and
    develop areas of Social Enterprise Activities.

11
Funding allowed us to
  • Update our ICT equipment at the NKC and at our
    partner venue the Crescent Resource Centre.
  • Redesign and develop our office at NKC to
    accommodate all learners who want experience of
    reception work.
  • Market the project.

12
Resources continued
  • Development of a social enterprise Cafe at the
    NKC to use as a resource for students to gain
    work experience.
  • Development of a hospitality training room. The
    room can be booked for meetings with our students
    providing refreshments.
  • Development of an allotment for horticulture.

13
Resources continued
  • Update woodwork equipment in woodwork room to
    deliver courses and work as a social enterprise.
  • Hire suitable community venues to develop courses
    for independent living.
  • Design and development of Skills Passport to
    record learners journey.

14
Social Enterprise activities
  • Allotment -
  • Produce donated to hospitality course
  • Hanging baskets sold
  • Money ploughed back in to buy equipment
  • Cafe
  • Open to public mostly people who use the NKC
  • Digital photography
  • Calendars sold

15
Social Enterprise activities continued
  • Hospitality
  • Catering for meetings
  • Products made sold in Cafe
  • Christmas puddings and jars of mincemeat sold
  • Woodwork
  • Chicken coupe for school
  • Sensory board for sensory impairment team
  • Cross for a grave
  • In process of making window / presentation boxes
  • This year making clocks

16
2009-2010 Phase two
  • New development funding from LSC to further
    develop the Skills Centre Social Enterprise
    activities.
  • This includes -
  • Expansion of partnership work to develop
    hospitality at other venues.
  • Further partnership work with Kingston Workstart
    on furniture restoration project.
  • Develop social enterprise retail outlet.

17
Photos
  • Skills passport
  • Areas of Social Enterprise activities
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