Opening of learning skills centre for Adults with Learning and Support needs

Following the success of the trail blazing specialist learning skills centre for young people aged 16 up to 25 with learning or support needs that opened in Aylesbury in 2011, a larger state of the art specialist vocation education facility opened at the Flackwell Heath Campus of Amersham and Wycombe College on Wednesday, May 25th.

This facility is one of the first in the UK as it focusses on vocation and employment as well as living more independently and academic studies, thus it offers greater opportunities for those young people with communication difficulties including hearing impairment. The National Trust and Sainsbury’s are but two of the partner employers involved in the new provision which gives over 60 students a chance to study, experience and prepare for employment.

Helen Backus from Buckinghamshire County Council, who has been responsible for getting this project off the ground, attended, along with Chairman of Buckinghamshire County Council Cllr Bill Chapple, Cllr’s Noel Brown and Mike Appleyard, some families, students and other professionals.