What we do at Leighton Education Project
We are a two year further education facility teaching independent life skills to bridge the gap between adolescence to adulthood. The course runs for 20 hours per week, following Camden school term dates and supports young people with learning disabilities to make informed choices about their future.
Who the project is for
The course is designed for young adults aged between 16-25 years with mild to moderate learning difficulties. The College is open to applicants across London. With a maximum of 12 students each year we are able to offer a person-centred approach and the Leighton Project is ideal for any young person who may find it difficult to cope in a larger or mainstream environment.
How the Leighton Education Project works
The course will help to build learners’ confidence to speak up for themselves through drama and health and relationship sessions. Students are taught how to access community facilities using public transport; they are encouraged to improve their literacy, numeracy and ICT skills through the variety of lessons. These include cookery, gardening and art.
During their time at the Leighton Project, learners are offered work experience and given help and guidance with progressing on to other colleges, training and work (paid and voluntary). We offer a strong enrichment programme, including volunteering opportunities in the local community.
How new students can access the Leighton Project
- Self referrals can be made by completing the Leighton Education Project referral form.
- Professional referrals may be made via schools, colleges and other training facilities, together with Adult Social Care (LDT).
- The young people are invited to look around on an initial visit, followed by “taster” sessions.
Contacting the Project
Tel: 020 7424 1617 or 07887 542403
Leighton Project Ofsted ReportFull Ofsted Report 2010 (PDF) Ofsted Summary Report 2010
Elfrida Rathbone Camden