Community Learning & Sub-contractors
New Directions College funds a range of local organisations and council services to deliver specialised adult and community learning. You can find out more information below.
Autism Berkshire Support for adults and families with autism to help improve quality of their life and independence. This includes developing coping strategies for those with autism and those caring for them and specialist Benefits workshops.
Compass Recovery College Courses to promote good mental health and improve personal wellbeing.
GRAFT Thames Valley Tailored, end-to-end support for disabled or disadvantaged people struggling to find a job.
MAPIS Working with disadvantaged young people and women at risk to enable them to gain work experience and qualifications or start a business in the fashion, retail and beauty industries.
Reading Community Learning Centre Education and support for ethnic minority women and their families, particularly women who are marginalised, to achieve their full potential.
Readipop Innovative music programmes for a range of age groups and cultures to improve confidence, health & wellbeing and quality of life and to reduce social isolation.
Berkshire School of English Providing targeted English teaching for speakers of other languages
Reading Children’s Centres Providing Family learning, English, Maths and Language learning including parenting courses, early years development and learning for work courses.
Reading Libraries Family learning through regular Rhyme Time sessions at Reading’s 7 libraries, open to parents/carers and pre-school children.
Reading Sport & Leisure Running a range of programmes to improve fitness, encourage activity and healthy eating. This includes the Stay Active programme on Wednesday mornings for people aged 50+ to try a range of different sports and exercise.
New Directions College has commissioned sub-contractors for the period 2017-20.