Adults with Learning Disabilities and Difficulties

Adults with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

Adults with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (ALDD)

Our broad learning programme offers courses throughout Buckinghamshire, supporting adults with learning disabilities to develop independent living and work skills in a collaborative and creative environment.

• gain independence
• enhance their employability opportunities
• develop their communication skills
• develop their decision making and problem solving skills
• engage with and participate in the community
• have the opportunity to maintain physical and mental well-being
• develop maths and English skills
• gain confidence to make friends and develop social skills
• acquire skills which have a positive impact on their everyday life

Our dedicated tutors and learning support assistants provide a personalised learning journey for every student that is challenging, varied and fun. All we ask from you is commitment.

For more information, phone our Course Co-ordinator Wendy Tilby on 07921940496 or email wendy.tilby@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Adults with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

We are currently providing courses online in the following subjects:

  • All around the world
  • Art and craft
  • Developing Communication skills through drama
  • Everyday English
  • Movers and Shakers

Please let us know which course(s) you’re interested in and we will get back to you as soon as we can!

Alternatively, please call 07921940496 or email adultlearningquarrendon@buckinghamshire.gov.uk to speak to a member of our team.

Select your interest
Art & CraftAll around the worldDevelopingCommunication skills through dramaEveryday EnglishMovers and Shakers


All around the world

Two men sitting at a desk in a classCourse Aims and Content

This course aims to explore the world, its people and the environment we live in.

We will look at how people live, their culture, festivals, music, food, transport and the impact we make on the world around us.

It is for adults with learning difficulties with an interest in current affairs, learning about different cultures and interacting with others through discussion and debate.

 

During the course you will:

  • Prepare and take part in discussion and debate
  • Develop research skills and present what you have found out
  • Show that you can work with others to produce a group presentation.
  • Prepare questions for and listen to speakers from local community groups
  • Take part in fundraising activities for a charity chosen by the class

Developing communication skills through drama

Learners with props for the NutcrackerCourse aims and content

This course aims to explore drama.

It is for adults with learning difficulties with an interest in writing plays, doing role play, interacting with others, making props and doing a performance.

During the course, and working at your own pace, you will:

  • Use a variety of different materials and cover a range of activities
  • Follow a sequence whilst acting or dancing
  • Show that you can work with others to write a play
  • Demonstrate that you can take part or film a piece of video
  • Demonstrate that you can say how you could improve your play
  • Take part in simple drama routines that have been used across the world.

Movers and Shakers

Man and woman in ALDD movers and shakers class

Course Aims and Content

This course aims to explore creative ways to support your health and wellbeing through craft, games, dance and gentle exercise.

During the course you will:

  • Make a selection of craft items following spoken instructions and a demonstration
  • Take part in games and activities that support social and communication skills
  • Support you to learn exercise techniques to practise at home
  • Identify the importance of warming up and cooling down when we exercise
  • Learn a variety of dance movements and sequences
  • Work with others to create choreography
  • Explore the positive effect of exercise on your health and well-being.

Art and craft

Man holding up a piece of craft made in an ALDD class

Course aims and content

This course is for learners with a learning disability or difficulties who have an interest in developing their skills in art and drawing.

This course aims to increase your knowledge and skills of art techniques when creating your own art work by exploring well known artists. You will be shown the work of different artists and art movements such as Andy Warhol; Pop art, Claude Monet; impressionist art etc and have the opportunity to explore different techniques to develop your creative ideas.

During the course you will:

  • Explore different art techniques
  • Create art work using various methods
  • Use a variety of art materials
  • Evaluate different art pieces
  • Recognise feelings through art

Everyday English

Man holding an ipadCourse aims and content

This course aims to develop your everyday English skills that can be used at work, home and in the community.

It is for adults with learning difficulties and or disabilities.

During the course you will:

  • Improve your reading, writing, speaking or listening
  • Improve your speaking and listening skills in everyday situations
  • Write the letters of the alphabet using upper and lower cases
  • Create short texts using simple sentences and basic punctuation
  • Use grammar and punctuation to help make your writing clear
  • Spell some personal key and familiar words correctly
  • Use spelling methods to learn how to spell common words
  • Read a simple text and identify the main points, responding appropriately
  • Use a computer to type simple texts
  • Use a website to access information
  • You will work from your own starting point and at your own pace.

What our learners say:

“Coming to my class has helped me meet new people and build my confidence” Claire

“I am doing a cookery class and have learnt how to make lasagne which is my favourite” John