Our Information Communication Technology (ICT) facility located at Fieldway provides a well-equipped environment with a fantastic atmosphere and a dedicated team of tutors and volunteers.
Training focuses on introducing and developing ICT skills. There is something for everyone: from the complete beginner to the would-be games creator! Our goal is to ensure that everyone is supported and encouraged to reach their full potential. This is achieved through a trainee centred learning approach, with individuals gaining new knowledge, skills and experiences in their own time and at their own pace.
Equal emphasis is placed on social skills, by team working and problem solving, improving communication skills (when on ‘telephone duty’) and being encouraged to join in with discussions and activities. We have excellent relationships with the local Business Community and as a result we have practiced listening and speaking skills during off site visits. Confidence can be an issue, but by creating the right environment and with encouragement and support, many of our learners have gone on to create and facilitate an interactive quiz or presentation for fellow trainees. We embark on a number of field trips throughout the year, giving trainees the opportunity to develop not only their personal skills but also organisational skills as they are involved in decisions and planning of such trips.
Trainees attend ICT from 9am -3pm
A person centred training plan is developed for each trainee, which includes skills such as:
The afternoon usually begins with some lively armchair aerobics, great for working off lunch and setting the pace for the afternoon session. This is an opportunity for individuals to work together, in pairs or as teams, and regularly presents the opportunity to practice literacy and numeracy skills. Topics are varied and often relate to current news, interests or concerns, British Sign Language and Welsh Culture. On occasions, the afternoon session has included ‘guest’ speakers from the local community. Interactive quizzes, trainee presentations and demonstrations of the day’s animated achievements are all incorporated into the afternoon session to create a ‘fun’ atmosphere whilst trainees continue to improve their soft and essential skills.
All trainees work towards an Agored credit-based learning award related to ICT and essential skills. Currently we offer a wide range of programmes ranging from pre-entry to Level Two. We also support all individuals in the achieving of Vision 21’s ‘Soft Skills’ Awards from Level 1 to Level 4.
ICT is a lively, enthusiastic project where trainees are encouraged to make their own decisions and choices, and are supported at each step of the way. Goals are set to challenge and be achievable, above all we aim to ensure these are acquired in an environment that adopts a ‘try and see’ approach ensuring the learning experience is both stimulating, encouraging and most importantly, great fun!
This game is used to help the students with letter case recognition and with sequencing the alphabet.
This game is a tool to help students to learn their letters and numbers in sign language.
The ICT Suite, Unit 10 Fieldway
Maes-y-coed Road, Heath
Cardiff, CF14 4HY