Many respondents felt that colleges were too focused on learners’ progression to further learning or employment, and didn’t take sufficient account of learners’ achievements in other areas. This was a particular concern for learners with learning disabilities and those with complex needs.
“For some people with learning disabilities, the word progress means an academic achievement or qualification which is beyond their ability. I would like to see a different type of course being more available that enhances quality of life and gives a bit of variety of subject to suit individual interests and enhance social interaction”.
“I felt college education wasn't tailored to student's capacities when there was a disability present. The student had to fit what was offered which just doesn't work for someone like my son. It was a very disappointing experience”. Parent