CLWYD South AM Ken Skates says a college’s ‘fantastic’ new site will become an invaluable resource for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities in North Wales.
Shropshire-based Derwen College will open its new Coleg Derwen @ Ashdale House facility in Higher Penley, which will provide vocational learning opportunities in an outdoor environment for students aged 16-25 with challenging needs, in September.
Mr Skates said: “I was delighted to visit the new premises for Derwen College, which will provide a fantastic environment for learners. The Vocational Pathway course will offer young people a wonderful chance to develop and improve their experience and confidence by working in groups.
“The course involves learning a range of work-based activities in horticulture and conservation as well as art and craft, English, maths and IT, and will also enhance students’ personal, social and independence skills.”
He added: “Ashdale House, which is being converted from a residential property, will give students a brilliant opportunity to learn in a safe and beautiful setting. I am looking forward to the formal opening in the near future.”
For more information about the college’s plans for preparing the premises and grounds, or the planned curriculum at Ashdale House, contact Derwen College on 01691 661234.