I was at an interview at the local collige today. It was to talk about the Health and social care course i’m interested in doing in September. It was at half past 11.
When I got there, I met with the support officer, and was taken to Student Services, which is where the support officer was based. I talked to him for a while about my support needs, while we waited for the tutor of the health and social care course to come along. He is going to get me a laptop with JAWS on it for me to use. My notes will be provided in braille, and we are going to look at the possibility of having all my notes in audio forma.t Disability awareness is also going to be provided, and my tutors will be given training on how to work JAWS, should I have any problems.
When the tutor came along, she talked about why I wanted to do the course, some of the units, what they would involve, my disability, my GCSE’S, and work placements. Since I am doing entry level Maths, I would need to consider taking a night class once a week in GCSE Maths. I’m kind of dreading that, as it isn’t my strongest subject. Awww well, if it has to be done, I don’t have much choice. I will also have to do four placements throughout the two years. If I want, a learning support assistant would be provided to help me with the working environment. This would be my dicision, though. They have made me a conditional offer, which means that I am garranteed a place if I get four GCSE’S with grades C or above. Two have to be Maths and English.
Here’s to hoping I get those grades!!!!!!!!! If I don’t, we can discuss other options.
It’ll be a nervous wait until August.