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Virtual Open day for Calderdale College on 20th October.
The link to sign up for it is here - 
There are currently links on there to all the Hello College videos that they did in June and students can also register to take part in these sessions online on the 20th October.
Calderdale College also have our Employability and Life Skills (ELS) Provision. This focuses on developing skills for students with SEN and has various levels depending on student academic ability as they tailor content and support accordingly. 
They can take students from 16 on this course, a large proportion have an EHCP however an EHCP isn't necessary to access a place. This is often a good route into college for those requiring additional support with the opportunity to move on to either vocational courses or supported internships via Project Search. 

For ELS, the majority of their delivery is in classrooms in small groups, but they also do outings to practice skills (currently risk assessment/Covid 19 pending). They put a lot of focus on developing soft skills such as social and communication and their students take part in a variety of activities including practical work experience, enterprise projects, looking for work and preparing for interviews, real life in–house work experience in our café, art, sport and other enrichment activities. Also, all Students study Functional Skills Maths and English. Some students study ASDAN Personal Progress (Entry level1) , Employability (Entry level 2) or BTEC in Workskills (Entry Level 3)

This is the link for information on ELS and Project Search -
Project Search & ELS | Calderdale College 
They do that by providing real-life work experience combined with training in employability and independent-living skills to help young people with disabilities make successful transitions to a productive adult life.
Virtual Open day for Kirklees College from 7 November 2020:
Click this link for more details: Virtual Open Days
They are hosting a series of Virtual Open days in November to help students find out more about the full-time courses, apprenticeships, facilities and support available at each of their centres. The virtual open days will consist of the following:-

• Virtual tours of our different centres

• Watch live subject talks

• Chat live with tutors and get questions answered

• Find out how to apply

• Learn more about Apprenticeships

 Students will need to register to visit ‘’Virtually’’ via their website once the link goes live.

Please refer to the attached open day schedule for the dates/times and details of when each curriculum area will be available virtually.

View document careers/a4_vod_nov_dates.pdf