What are your dreams, hopes and goals for the future?

We are hoping to open the AFK College to students from September 2019.

You might not know what you want to do when you leave school, but you will probably want to:

  • Be happy
  • Have a job
  • Earn money
  • Have friends
  • Develop loving relationships
  • Feel safe and secure
  • Be able to live independently
  • Be able to travel around on your own.

At AFK College we will help you achieve your dreams, hopes and goals by helping you learn the skills you need in a workplace, to enjoy your leisure time and make new friends.

Who is the college for?

Our college is for 16 to 19 year olds who have an Education Health and Care Plan. It is for people like you who want to learn as much as you can so that you can go into work, further education or training.

The college will be a great place to learn and make new friends.

The number of students in classes will be small with no more that 11 students. There will only be 30 new students coming into the college every year.

Who will be there to help you?

Friendly staff

You will be taught by experienced, friendly staff who will help you achieve your goals and dreams. They will help you overcome any difficulties you might have and help you build your confidence and independence.

Personal Tutors

You will have a personal tutor who will help you make your own learning pathway plan and help you set your own goals. Your tutor will meet with you on a regular basis and you can always arrange to see them more often if you want to.

Family Liaison Worker

You will get to know the Family Liaison Worker very well. They are there to help you and your family - for example they will be the one you call when you are not well enough to come into college.

Job Coaches

A Job Coach will help you on work placements and help you understand how to do your job and solve any problems you might have.

What will you be learning?

You will learn all about:

  • Getting a Job
  • Getting a Life

Getting a Job

You will learn a wide range of skills that you can use in any job. These are called employability skills. You will learn how to:

  • Plan a task
  • Follow rules and instructions
  • Communicate properly
  • Keep safe in the workplace

But most importantly, you will be learning by doing activities and jobs rather than just talking about them. You will get the chance to try out different jobs away from the college, in real workplaces. You will find out what you are good at, what you enjoy and what sort of work you would like to do in the future. 

Skills you will need to get a job

You will have specialist sessions every week to improve your communication, Maths, English and ICT as these skills are very important to have in workplaces. 

Getting a Life

You will learn skills that will help you live your life independently in the future.

You will get better at:

  • Handling your money
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Looking after your health
  • Travelling independently
  • Talking on the telephone
  • Finding out information

It is also important to join clubs and enjoy your leisure time when you are not working. 

You will:

  • Have sport and fitness sessions
  • Get involved in art, music and drama activities
  • Use public transport
  • Get the chance to stay away from home overnight

Qualifications and awards

Everyone will get the chance to gain awards, certificates and qualifications at college. Most will gain Entry Level and Level 1 and 2 qualifications but it will depend on your personal pathway. You will be expected to work hard, play hard and achieve as much as you possibly can!

How important is your voice and opinion?

AFK College is your college so your ideas, opinions and views about what you want to happen at the college are really important.

For more information or to discuss please contact our CEO Graham Duncan on [email protected]