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Access Inclusive Learning (AIL) at Truro and Penwith College

Course description

AIL focuses on the individual student; the timetable, target setting, review procedures and transition are person centred. At the end of the first year a Progression Pathway for each student is determined; this takes into account their individual aspirations.

Pathway to Employment

Supported Internship is a programme which involves a partnership with a local business.  These are designed to enable students to achieve paid employment at the end of the course.

The supported Internship Programme - The W.I.S.E Project (Working Internship 4 Supported Employment) is a two day a week teaching programme that takes place at RCHT – Mullions Restaurant, Hotel Services and the Estates Department. 

It is an employment focused transition programme that gives students the opportunity to develop key employability skills in a real work placement setting with the goal of achieving paid employment. 

The students have a taught session first to discuss aims for the day and set learning objectives and a taught session at the end of the day to review these and set new targets.

Pathway to Independence 

The focus here is to develop communication skills, all aspects of self-care and making choices. Sheltered work opportunities are an integral part of the Pathway with an appropriate community placement at the end of the course.

For all students our aim is to promote lifelong learning and to help them reach their potential as valued members of society.  

Truro College is proud to be a positive and inclusive learning environment. As part of the wider College community the AIL students deserve and receive the best possible standard of education.  

Our well-resourced department – staffed by trained professionals and using the most up to date teaching methods – means we are able to uphold this ethos, endeavouring to provide an empowering, successful education for all our students.


Course content

The course is designed to meet individual needs, developing and building upon existing skills and will include the following curriculum areas:

  • Numeracy/Literacy
  • Independent Living Skills/Cookery
  • Work placement
  • Personal development
  • Horticulture
  • Work Skills (Employability)
  • Photography and IT
  • Art
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Swimming
  • Jewellery Making Business
  • Greens 2 Go Business
  • Rebound Therapy
  • Volunteering
  • Drama
  • Horse-riding (RDA)
  • Dance
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Travel Training
  • Newsflash
  • Agriculture at two farms


The course is designed to encourage development and progression. Students will be encouraged to achieve to their full potential; however it is recognised that there are great differences in individual ability levels and progress will vary accordingly. Assessment is through BSquared software, managing progression through the National Curriculum. The Gateway Award, recognises new experiences and building independence.

Tutors take great care to ensure that each student experiences a wide range of teaching methods. Students are assessed to establish their preferred learning styles and individual learning plans are devised to match these.

Future opportunities

On completion of the course students may progress onto a community work placement, sheltered employment or open employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Truro and Penwith College directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2016

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