Atlantic College’s Integrated Development Programme reports outstanding Estyn results

The Integrated Development Programme (IDP), which provides basic skills training combined with personal and social development for young people with mild to moderate learning difficulties, was praised by inspectors for the outstanding care, guidance and support it offers learners at AtlanticCollege.

Inspectors awarded two top marks of grade 1 for learner achievement, saying that all learners in IDP make excellent progress in their learning and are proud of their achievements.

Other main findings of the report included an overall grade 1 for the Foundation for Work Programme, saying that attainment is “excellent” with learners as the programme helps them to think more positively about themselves. One learner said that she has gained confidence, talks more, smiles more and can now travel independently.

IDP manager Neil David, said: “We are very proud of this Estyn report and of the programme’s considerable achievements.

“The aim now is to keep up the good work and continue giving students with learning difficulties the confidence and maturity to achieve target qualifications which will enable them to find a job after training.”

– United World College Student Magazine –

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