Activate Arts

Helpful Information

Term Dates 2017-2018

Autumn Term
Start: 11/09/17
Finish: 21/12/17
Half Term: 23/10/17 - 27/10/17

Knowsley Parent/Carer Coffee Morning: 10/11/17 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Knowsley Review Evening: 21/11/17 from 4:00pm-7:00pm
Wirral Parent/Carer Coffee Morning: 08/11/17 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Wirral Review Evening: 23/11/17 from 4:00pm-7:00pm

Christmas Break
22/12/17 - 02/01/18

Spring Term
Start: 02/01/18
Finish: 29/03/18
Half Term: 12/02/18 - 16/02/18
Bank Holidays (students off): 30/3/18 & 02/04/18

Easter Break
02/04/18 - 13/04/18

Summer Term
Start: 17/04/18
Finish: 06/07/18
Half Term: 28/05/18 - 01/06/18
Bank Holiday (students off): 07/05/18 & 28/05/18

Knowsley Parent/Carer Coffee Morning: 04/05/18 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Knowsley Review Evening: 19/06/18 from 4:00pm-7:00pm
Knowsley Celebration Event: 06/07/18 from 11:00am-12:00pm

Wirral Parent/Carer Coffee Morning: 02/05/18 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Wirral Review Evening: 20/06/18 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Wirral Celebration Event: 05/07/18 from 1:00pm-2:00pm

ActiFEST Celebration Event: 07/07/18 from 4:00pm-7:00pm

Funding
Courses are free to access if you are 19-24 and have a Education, Health and Care Plan.

Bursary
You may be eligible for a bursary if your household income is below a certain threshold and you are claiming certain benefits. The bursary is offered on a first come, first served basis.

Free Meals
If you are claiming certain benefits you may be eligible to receive free meals from our onsite café while studying with us.

Transport
Although we do not provide transportation we can help you apply for a bus pass through our connections with Merseytravel or look at other funding options with you. We also have staff who are qualified to provide travel training for students who are interested in independent travel.

Benefits
We can help you determine whether your benefits would be affected by starting a course with us. We can also refer you to other agencies who offer guidance.

Safeguarding
Activate is committed to providing a safe, secure and healthy environment for all our students, staff and visitors. We have two designated Safeguarding Leads who can be contacted through our office.

Assistive Technology
As part of our assessment process we look at how technology can be used to enhance your learning experience. You can bring any of your existing equipment to use at Activate, or we can apply for funding to source equipment for you. Our Assistive Technologist will spend time teaching you to use equipment, apps and programmes, as well as helping you with any problems.

Internet Safety Links
Here is a selection of internet safety resources with advice on how to stay safe online. 

Down's Syndrome Association's guide to staying safe online 

British Institute of Learning Disabilities easy read guide to internet safety



Funders & Partners

Activate Community and Education Services trading as Activate, is a not for profit company registered in England and Wales and Limited by Guarantee. Reg No: 5493554 | Charity No: 1123336

Web: www.activateces.org.uk
Phone: 0151 545 1279
Email: info@activateces.org.uk
Facebook: Activate CES
Twitter: @ActivateCES