Key Facts

Aurora Provision

The Aurora provision is South Thames Colleges Group's specialist, non-residential FE centre for young adults with moderate to severe learning disabilities who may have autism and / or complex support needs. The provision is based at Merton College. The Aurora provision contains eight learning areas and is situated predominantly in a quiet area on the College site, adjacent to attractive parkland. It has its own dedicated entrance, a garden, kitchen, laundry facilities, and large greenhouse. It has access to a dedicated common room and quiet area and allows students to select their preferred area for lunch etc. The provision is designed to be a safe, secure and welcoming environment for our students. They share a dedicated specialist team who work together to deliver bespoke education, therapy and training for young adults from 16 to 25 years of age.

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  • Course Content

    The learner's programme is focused on the four key areas of the Preparing for Adulthood Agenda. These are employment , independent living, good health, friends, family and community. Learners will be involved in community based projects, training for travel, developing independence, social and communication skills. They will be taught in small groups with specialist support from our specialist team in the form of speech, language and occupational therapy. They will also take part in work experience, enterprise activities, charity events and a residential is offered as part of the programme.