Phoenix Learning and Care Ltd, wishing to widen the opportunities available to young people in accessing its provision, have purchased a property in Torpoint Cornwall. This will form the Cornwall Campus of Oakwood Court College offering residential and non-residential placements aimed at serving the County of Cornwall and the City of Plymouth. We are committed to providing each student with the skills they need to become self-reliant in leading purposeful and fulfilling lives. This means ensuring that people with learning difficulties have the opportunity to gain knowledge and experiences that in many cases can leads to employment at the conclusion of their College programme.
Whilst students are fully supported during their time at our both our Dawlish and Cornwall Campuses, the planned move towards independence is always uppermost in our planning. Choice and individual wishes are truly valued and encouraged with every member of the college community having a say.
We have experienced many students growing in confidence and maturity within the safe and nurturing environment of the College and graduated into adult life with greater awareness and independence. We hope that this new venture give success to other young people from the Cornwall and Plymouth area. Please feel free to contact the College should you require further information or the opportunity to visit.
Accommodation: Our comfortable and well appointed accommodation will provide students with an excellent learning and living space, especially for those living away from home for the first time.
Admission: Students come from all areas of the United Kingdom and attend either on a 38 week (term time) or a 52 week (extended placement) basis.
When a prospective student wishes to explore the potential of a place at Oakwood Court they are invited to visit for a short initial assessment for up to four days. During this visit they will experience the life of the College and staff will work with them to assess their potential vocational, independence, care and support needs. There is normally no charge for this service.
On entry to Oakwood Court further ongoing assessments will take place to ensure that the tailor made programme truly meets the need of each student. Where necessary, staff will refer to consultants to ensure that the intended programme is appropriate.
We welcome referrals from Connexions Officers, Local Authorities or Social Service Departments where applications for are made by the student’s local authority. Whilst placements at the College are normally for two years, there is the potential for a third year dependent upon individual needs
Educational Framework: Details of courses are set out below. The educational framework offers students opportunities, within the extended curriculum, to acquire a range of skills, knowledge, attitudes, and values. This promotes self-understanding and the ability to live confidently in the adult world. Recognition of each student’s style and rate of learning is pivotal to the design of each student’s individual programme. Continuous review and assessment of progress helps the College to match the student’s present and projected aspiration and needs. Regular conferences take place to review each student’s progress and identify a student’s future objectives. During the final year transition reviews are held to ensure next step planning and progression are arranged for the student’s onward journey.
The Extended Curriculum brings together all aspects of the curriculum including: Leisure and recreation, providing a wide variety of formal and informal learning experiences.
During the evenings and weekends, learners can take part in a variety of activities on and off the College site.
Support and Student Care: Each student on arriving at Oakwood Court College is allocated a Key-worker and a Personal Tutor who together have responsibility for individually monitoring well-being and progress. The Personal Tutor and Key-worker ensure that the student is able to express their preferences and communicate their choice.
A dedicated Personal and Social Support Tutor coordinates all student support services. The generous staff to student ratio allows a high level of care and individual attention. Counselling and other community based specialist services are utilised to meet particular needs.
The College has already established a number of community and working partnerships in and around the Torpoint and Plymouth area and is looking forward to building a firm base for its new learning hub.
If you would like to know more about this exciting opportunity please contact the Principal, Paul Collings for Further information
The Principal: Paul Collings
Telephone 01626 864066
Oakwood Court College
7/9 Oak Park Villas, Dawlish, EX7 0DE
The Managing Director: Keith Burley
Telephone 01271 379006
Phoenix Learning & Care Ltd
1st Floor, Rolle Quay House
Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1JE