Horizons is a post-16 sixth form in Derby for students who need additional support and guidance to be able to access further education and work placement experience. It offers positive, progressive pathways for students with learning difficulties and additional needs towards a brighter future.
Horizons students study a Foundation Learning Programme and transitional pathway with the end aim of supporting students with Learning Difficulties and additional complex needs to become confident to make the choice of following a route into a suitable further education provision or employment. The transitional part of the course provides learners with variety a of vocational opportunities with different off-site providers and a tutor programme that includes careers guidance and Personal and Social Development.
Horizons 6th Form embeds the essential skills framework throughout the whole curriculum, leading to links in all subjects and a universal skills language. The framework is also used in the innovative enterprise space that is a platform for students developing employability skills. Through courses with alternative providers as well as on site learning, independence is supported and fostered as young people grow in confidence and recognise their own progression in essential skills.