MHC’s Highfield Hub in Llangwyfan – a learning and development centre – has been successful in becoming a recognised National Open College Network centre (NOCN).
As a recognised NOCN centre, Highfield Hub will offer a range of courses and qualification options on an individualised basis to adults living within MHC services who have a range of Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Qualifications include, maths and English, individual living skills, skills for education, training and personal development.
Louise Blackhurst, Head of Resident Learning, Education and Development at MHC said “Many people with learning disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders are unable to access learning opportunities. The centre will open doors for people who may not have been able to cope with the pressure of attending colleges or other centres in large groups of learners”.
MHC will deliver an initial teaching qualification to staff, up-skilling them to deliver and assess those they support and enabling them to help individuals to achieve success and progression through structured, accredited and importantly individualised pathways for learning and personal development.
Mrs Blackhurst added “This new opportunity will mean so much to the people we support in terms of confidence building and achieving positive outcomes.