About Aspirations


At Tameside College the provision for learners with complex and moderate learning difficulties and/or disabilities is based within Aspirations.

At Aspirations, students work towards the skills they need to participate in the wider community and where appropriate, the world of work. Aspirations learners will often have specific learning needs and may have an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan).

Aspirations support learners with a wide range of abilities with a personalised and flexible programme of study. Learners work towards externally recognised qualifications from City & Guilds at Entry Level 1. Learners will work towards improving communication and number skills and may complete a maths, English and IT functional skills qualification at an appropriate level.

Each learner at Aspirations will have an individual learning plan to assist them to develop the skills needed for adulthood and independence or supported employment. All learners have a personal, flexible, learner centred timetable selected from a matrix of subjects with consideration of their personal interests. Students can access one of many individualised curricular. 

Provision at Aspirations is offered by two areas:

Aspirations Victoria

Aspirations Victoria Building is a selection of personalised study programmes designed to meet the needs of learners according to their Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

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Aspirations Dovestones

Aspirations Dovestones provides and delivers highly individualised, competency-based contents of education whereby the learners’ achievements can be transferred and maintained in their adulthood.

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