The Baked Bean Charity
This course will focus on the acquisition of digital skills that are highly practical and designed to improve the quality of life of our learners.
We will deliver an introduction to practical ICT using laptops, PC’s, and mobile phones, with an emphasis on how to stay safe online, as well as how to use the internet for daily practical purposes such as online shopping, safe social media, information finding, banking and job applications.
The course will encourage teamwork and social inclusion but will also allow students to work at a pace that suits them as the curriculum is differentiated and suitable for both complex needs students and others who are more experience in digital skills.
The learners will work In a safe learning zone. All information and resources will be created, monitored, and supervised by the tutors who will set up fake social media accounts for the learners to work from. This is to protect the confidentiality and safety of the group. These will be deleted at the end of the course.
This course investigates the life skills needed when looking for a job and moving into employment. The focus will be on building a skill set with a strong focus on literacy and numeracy that can then be use to find employment in the job of their choosing. Topics will cover:
Assessed mock interviews will be an integral part of the final sessions and students will be encouraged to complete real applications for real jobs. Each student will be fully supported with attending interviews, and funding will be available for travel as well as a work outfit.
This course will deliver an arts and crafts programme that's highly differentiated with an emphasis on self-reflection, self-expression (verbal and written),and self-discovery through the medium of art.
It will encourage learners to use, but notably to discuss with confidence, various techniques, genres, and resources to depict themselves, their lives, their interests and eachother. It will introduce students to artists in a way that makes them accessible.
Through shared activities, excursions, and events, teamwork and social inclusion are encouraged. Learners will have the chance to attempt many different types of art and crafts. For example: two sessions on textile crafts such as knitting, appliqué, and dyeing. They will also learn paper crafts including papier-mache, calligraphy, and papermaking, and the different types of paint and materials artists use – e.g. water colours, oils, pottery, and will produce an article made from each material. They will learn about the different types of artistic genre e.g. watercolours, portraiture, modern art, expressionism.
In addition, they will learn that art and craft encompasses all the elements of dressing the human body: jewellery, hats, leatherwork (shoes, belts, handbags),and garments and will produce a piece of jewellery for the end of course Open Day Event.
The content of the curriculum will enable high levels of differentiation which means the course is personalised and learners will have a clear baseline/starting point in terms of their knowledge but all topics will be highly accessible.