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Getting Qualified in AAC: Bridge College students complete City & Guilds in Effective Use of AAC

Personal experience
  • Nicola Hayton

Bridge College is a specialist day college which is part of a larger charity, the Together Trust. There are currently 75 students with learning difficulties, physical disabilities and/or on the autistic continuum.

Over the last 8 years, Bridge College has been running the City & Guilds in Effective Use of Alternative and Augmentative Communication. This has been highly motivating for the students and has widened their use of AAC. In the last 2 years we have also operated as a support base for a number of non-Bridge students to complete the qualification as a satellite from our college.

This presentation will describe how we support students to successfully complete the course requirements, and the benefits it has brought to the college and the students.

Level of Session 
Age Group 
All Ages
Topic of interest to people who use AAC
Further/Higher Education