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Totton College - SEND Employability Hub

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SEND Employability Hubs provide young people with education,?skills,?training and personal development, as well as work experience placements,?and supported internships. The type of pathway is based on their individual needs and aspirations.?The hubs also provide opportunities for young people to access other educational opportunities within colleges (find our more about SEND Employability Hubs here)

Our mission is simple. We want you to be who you want to be and to gain the skills you need to progress onto higher education, training or work. It is a mantra which has defined how we approach the teaching and learning of our students.

We believe in providing a creative and supportive environment to cater to your individual learning needs, and we give you a wealth of employability and enrichment opportunities to ensure you have the expertise required for your CV.

We collaborate with leading industry experts and local businesses to ensure our programmes provide the teaching, skills and learning opportunities you need for your future.

We welcome you whether you are aged 16 –18, 19+ or still at school and looking to discover more about your future options. It is also the reason why Nacro Education and Skills provision, including Totton College, has been graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2019. We hold the Matrix standard for careers education and have received the Incyte platinum award for safeguarding.

For those looking to progress in your existing career, or for those who are ready to take on a new challenge, we have a fantastic range of professional and part-time courses. In addition, our apprenticeship programmes allow new and existing employees to obtain their desired qualifications while working.

We are part of the Nacro, a social justice charity committed to serving the needs of the local communities in which we work. Our ambition is to ensure every student has a positive experience at Totton College, which will enable them to develop confidence and self-esteem, gain the skills, qualities and qualifications that learners need and employers want, now and in the future.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lee Morgan
HCC SEND Employability Hubs

Where to go

Totton College
Water Lane
SO40 3ZX

Time / Date Details

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Local Offer

Local Offer

Totton College provides learning and support for a wide variety for young people. We offer specialist provision and individualised support and have a large, dedicated additional support and therapy team. Our employability hub and pathways provision is designed to support young people into the next steps of their journey and help prepare them for independence and adulthood.

Contact Name
Lee Morgan
Contact Email
What does your service do?

SEND Employability Hubs bring together workplace and non-workplace learning to develop and deliver a flexible programme focusing on the elements SEND young people need to gain independence and skills which maximizes progressions into sustained employment and independence to transforms the life chances of young people with SEND.

Core elements of the programme include:

  • Education, Skills and Personal development support, in line with the pathways of ‘Preparing for Adulthood’ framework from the Department for Education (Employment, Independent Living, Community Inclusion and Health).​
  • Opportunities to engage with employers and gain experience in the workplace through work experience, Work placements and Supported Internships.
  • Progression pathways into Paid Employment or Supported Apprenticeship
Who does your service provide for?

Young people who:

  • live in Hampshire
  • have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • are leaving statutory education in the summer (moving into year 12)
  • are enthusiastic and ambitious about a future job
How can I start using the service?

You can contact this hub directly. If you are a young person interested in joining a hub when you turn 16. discuss this at your next EHCP review or contact your SEN worker.

How are decisions made about who can use your service?

Places will be agreed between Hampshire County Council and the respective college. To discuss joining one of the new SEND Independence Hubs, speak to your SEN caseworker and/or discuss options at your next annual review. Alternatively, contact the college directly to have an initial conversation.

If you are unsure of your eligibility or want to discuss your EHCP, contact the SEN helpline on 01329 316165.

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?

Specialist support staff undergo three dedicated training weeks per year. Training is provided by local authority Educational Psychologists and NHS paediatric and therapy staff as well as specialist private trainers.

How will I know my child is safe?

All staff are fully trained in safeguarding and designated safeguarding officers are available.

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