Personal Development and Citizenship is an integral part of the philosophy and ethos of the college. You will learn about a range of topics that relate directly to your life when you leave college. For example, you will learn about your rights and responsibilities, relationships, managing your money, working together as part of a team as well as many other important and interesting subjects. All tutors have responsibility to develop learners’ knowledge, values, and personal and social skills to prepare them to take their place as responsible citizens in society. Many aspects of college life contribute to personal development and citizenship; for example, the ways in which members of the college and community behave towards on another; the links between the college and the wider community; extra-curricular activities such as sport, music and drama, and the wide range of trips and activities out of college.
Daily life revolves around your residential house. There are 6 residential houses within Coleg, each offering a different atmosphere. The residential houses are staffed by a mixture of employed care staff and residential volunteers and you will live within an extended family style setting. If you’d like to read more about living in Coleg Elidyr, please click the following link: ‘Life at Coleg Elidyr’
Finding your own voice and making your own choices is one of the most important things you will learn at college.
We want to hear what you have to say while you are at Coleg Elidyr. As a learner or a trainee you will play an important role in shaping your own timetable and in determining your own learning goals. You will make choices about how to spend your leisure time and in the running of your house. You will be involved in your own reviews of progress and in planning your own future.
There are many ways in which you can make your voice heard at Coleg Elidyr.
These are some of the ways you can get involved:
- Join the Learner Forum and influence the way Coleg Elidyr is run
- Help write the regular Learners’ Newsletter reporting on college life
- Contribute to the Learners’ Website
- Chair the weekly house meeting
- Run the weekly Youth Club
- Sit on whole college committees – for example, the Health & Safety or Equality & Diversity Committee
- Give feedback on your own progress in regular reviews
- Interview prospective members of staff
- Represent Coleg Elidyr at external events
Independent Living Skills
Our independent living skills programme is an essential part of the curriculum you follow while at Coleg Elidyr. Depending on your individual needs and abilities, it will help you to become more independent in all aspects of your life and covers the following areas:
- Keeping safe
- Speaking up for yourself
- Developing your understanding of relationships
- Being healthy
- Learning household skills
- Taking more responsibility for your personal care
- Planning for your own future
- Making the most of your leisure time
- Making choices
- Managing your money