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LDD Provision at Westgate College
We offer a range of programmes
from Pre-entry to Level 2 focusing
on independent living skills, social
and community involvement and
work experience:

• Beginners Cookery
• Art
• Work
• Independent Living
• Sport and Leisure
• Performing arts
• Maths and English

For more information please contact Samantha Riley, Adult Learning and Skills Manager, Westgate
College, West Road, NE4 9LU. Phone 0191 2773574.
and Disabilities

Beginner’s cookery
This is a cookery based
programme where you will improve and develop
specific skills within catering to encourage more
independence in the kitchen, as well as developing a
range of soft skills such as communication, teamwork
and interpersonal skills.

This is a practical arts based course where you
will have the opportunity to have a go at a variety
of art forms such as painting, sculpting, printmaking
and mosaics as well as accessing the community and
finding out what is going on locally.

This is a work skills based course for you
to develop a sense of who you are, what skill set
you have and the area of work you would like to
progress into in the future. This enables you to take
part in real life work experiences both individually
and in small groups. This course includes aspects of
independent living, community living and working
with others.

Independent Living Tier 1
This is a life skills based
course for you to develop a sense of who you are
and your place in the wider community. Courses in
this pathway are designed for learners for whom
vocational courses and full time work may not be
an option. Course themes include basic cooking and
household tasks, enrichment events, managing a
personal budget, communication skills, personal and
social development.

Independent Living Tier 2
This is a life skills based course where you will develop advanced
independence skills to prepare you for supported,
semi or independent living. This course aims to
empower you to function as independently as
possible, whilst embracing your own personal needs.
Course themes include personal hygiene, telling
the time, practical maths and English, accessing the
community, healthy living and maintaining a house
and garden.

Sport and Leisure 
This is a course designed
around sport and leisure
and how to keep fit
and healthy, looking
at exercise as a way
of dealing with poor
physical and mental health
and how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Performing Arts
This course is designed for you
to be able to explore different types of performance
including movement, mime, character and storytelling
as well as all of the roles behind the scenes. You will
work towards an actual live performance.
ICT for Users – This course is an intermediate
course aimed at learners with a little knowledge in
Word, PowerPoint, Email and Internet. It will further
develop your knowledge and understanding within
these elements.

This course is for learners whose first
language is not English. You will work on improving
your spoken English as well as cover listening and

Maths and English
We have a number of Maths
and English classes which are from pre entry to Level
2 to enable you to improve your skills in these areas.