Support for students

Preparing for adulthood eLearning launch

10 December 2020

We are pleased to announce that staff in Cheshire East Council and health services will be completing a new Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) and Transition eLearning module. 

The training provides an introduction to preparing for adulthood (employment, independent living, having friends, being part of the community and good health).

The course is aimed at staff working with young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities aged 0-25, who need support to become as independent as possible in their adult life. It covers:

  • the roles of different professionals; tips around supporting young people to make their own decisions;
  • the legislative framework (Children and Families Act 2014, Care Act 2014, Mental Capacity Act 2005) and the transition process in Cheshire East.

A new comprehensive training programme is being developed for the Cheshire East SEND team and staff from the wider SEND Partnership, which will be ready to launch early next year. The parent carer forum has been involved in developing this wider training programme, and they are working TOGETHER with the SEND team to look at developing the PfA module content for parents and young people.

We believe that it is so important that young people start to think about their aspirations as early as possible and that they are supported to work towards achieving them. We are working with our Parent Carer Forum to look at the content of the course to see how this can be shared to support parents and their children/young people.

Further information on preparing for adulthood can be found on the Local Offer