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Learning Skills Diploma at Tyne Metropolitan College

Course description

This course is a specialist course ...

Designed to meet the needs of young people on the autism spectrum, individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome or those with difficulties with social communication and interaction.

Course content

The course aims to support each young adult’s transition into college, with low arousal classrooms in a large quiet area. With ongoing support, students can access the wider college community at their own pace.

The course covers a range of subjects including: social communication; aspects of adulthood; work skills; enterprise; creative and performing arts and functional skills in Maths and English.The team will work on developing each individual’s confidence and social interaction skills through group activities within the classroom and the wider community.

A specifically designed 'speech and language support' programme helps to improve communication and social interaction skills as well as activities to develop employability skills – essentials for living and working in the community.

Entry requirements

No formal education requirements are needed. Places are offered following a successful link and assessment visit to your school or current provider.


Your progress is assessed throughout the programme.

Future opportunities

On completion, you may be able to progress to other courses within the department or to other adult services.

Further information

For further information on this course, call Charlotte on 0191 229 5251 or email

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tyne Metropolitan College directly.

Last updated date: 11 March 2016

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    • TyneMet’s main site is the Coast Road Campus in Wallsend, easily accessible from the city centre and that coat with excellent transport links and free parking. TyneMet is your vocational specialist, offering you a huge range of courses across career-based subjects to get you off to a great start. There’s so much to explore on campus with a range of retail outlets from a Hair and Beauty Salon, a gym, a restaurant and even a floristry shop!