Life Skills with Us
Building Independence at Ascent College – Preparation for Adulthood
These are the skills and knowledge areas that Ascent College focuses on to support their students in developing independence, resilience, and self-awareness. From personal safety to employability skills, students learn to navigate and manage different aspects of life as they move towards greater independence.
Ryan preparing for Independent living
Preparing for independent life as an adult
Students recognise risk during Personal Safety
Recognising risks and identifying how to manage them safely and how to get help
Students from Ascent practicing Road safety & Travel
Road Safety & Travel
Demonstrating how to be safe in the community when travelling and getting ready for independent travel
Khovan preparing lunch Keeping Healthy
Learning how to remain healthy through exercise, diet and well-being
Owen and Chris recognising that it’s good to take time out to do something you enjoy for Personal Care
Building independent functional skills to support independence and self regulation
Ascent 4 work on Health & Fitness
Health and Fitness
Recognising different aspects of leisure and identifying ways and means to navigate and enjoy leisure activities
Courtney showing she can achieve her goals learning in a way that is suitable for her. Organisation and Learning skills
Organisation and learning skills
Becoming an independent young adult engaging in learning independently in whatever method is appropriate to the individual.
Ruby employing Motivation and engagement
Motivation and engagement
Gaining attention skills and engagement skills to support resilience
Ascent 4 Expectations
Recognising and understanding there are different expectations across different settings.
Ben building self-esteem and self-awareness Evaluating own learning
Evaluating own learning
Building self esteem and self awareness
Joseph developing resilience and reducing vulnerability while Managing Change
Developing resilience to manage change whilst reducing vulnerability
Leon managing Transitions
Through experiential opportunities develop resilience to manage transitions
Chris is showing us how he feels about his Special Interests
Understanding own special interests and their significance on mental health and well-being
Student showing their Thinking and problem solving
Thinking & problem solving
Develop the ability to use knowledge, facts, and data to effectively solve problems, be confident in a range of settings
Owen working on skills for Employability
Building the essential skills, personal qualities and values that enable young adults to thrive in any workplace. Through a range of experiential work experience opportunities students adapt their ‘enterprise skills’, ‘communication skills’ and ‘workplace skills’.
Parents and Professionals
Sam Lowe, a teaching assistant at Ascent Autism Specialist College, has received a national award from Teaching Personnel. The SEN Teaching Assistant of the Year Award recognises and celebrates the hard work and dedication of teaching assistants in Special Educational...
Ascent Autism Specialist College, part of the Remarkable Autism Charity, has been shortlisted for three awards in the highly anticipated Educate Awards 2023 shortlist. . The Educate Awards is the largest education awards in the North West and celebrates the...
The Pre-Loved Project, part of Ascent Autism Specialist College, has been awarded community funding for the second year running. The MRWA (Merseyside Waste and Recycling Authority) Community Fund aims to support eco-friendly and sustainable projects. For 2022/23 the...
Student named Duke of Edinburgh’s Youth Ambassador Ascent Autism Specialist College student, Courtney, has been chosen as the voice of neurodiversity for the Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Youth Ambassador programme. The DofE UK Youth Ambassador programme involves a...
Wargrave House School and Ascent Autism Specialist College, part of the Remarkable Autism Charity, have been awarded the National Autistic Society’s highest award accreditation, Beacon Status. The award, given to provisions that have already achieved an advanced award...
Fantasy author Wes. M Henshaw recently visited the Preloved Project in Newton-le-Willows to discuss his new book with students from Ascent Autism Specialist College. The distinguished author met with Ascent Autism Specialist College student; Courtney, a...
Ruby is currently in her third year at college. Ruby is on a pathway to develop her ability to live independently, her community access and her employability skills. Ruby has worked hard to learn new skills through her time with us in various work placements. Her...
Learn Why a Professional Music Producer Invited Our Student to London Like many of his peers, Yanick is an extremely active young person who has progressed with his communication, employability skills, social interaction and preparation for adulthood/life skills....
Ben has worked at Earlestown Cricket Club for two years as part of his employability qualification. In this time Ben has made huge progress in his social skills by working alongside a number of different members of the club. Ben has learned a number of new skills at...
LEAP Specialist College student Yanick has been awarded the Rotary Young Citizen Peacemaker Award after making an exceptional impact on his peers and the local community. Yanick, nominated by LEAP Specialist College, will receive his Young Citizen Peacemaker Award at...