M did not look forward to school holidays as she would be bored. But since joining Yellow Submarine she looks forward to each trip and has had a great summer.
During term time we run a supported work experience programme called the Compass Project. In its 5th year, Compass Projects adopts a “learning by doing” approach to support people with learning disabilities and autism to gain work experience, confidence, and transferable work skills.
From Yellow Submarine’s award-winning training centres in central Oxford and Witney, and in a friendly group setting, members are supported through a range of bespoke training in topics including but not limited to: team working, health & safety and customer service. Learners also explore their interests and skills through undertaking a wide variety of practical work tasks on offer, both in-house and within community settings; for example, numeracy and literacy based tasks, cash handling, purchasing ingredients, and/or creating enterprise products such as gifts and snacks for sale.
Yellow Submarine is an ASDAN registered centre so there are also opportunities to work towards an Entry Level 2 Award in Employability. If appropriate and when ready, some members can also progress on Yellow Submarine’s higher level training programmes [link].
For more information about this project take a look at our FAQ’s below or contact Lisa.