Supporting people into work with digital apps

Derwen College has developed a number of apps that support people with learning difficulties and disabilities into work.

The project

Marches LEP logoThis project has been made possible with thanks to funding from The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership Midlands Engine.

The funding allowed us to take forward a project to develop a suite of apps to support people with learning difficulties and disabilities in to work.

Midlands Engine logo

Part-funded by The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership via its Growth Deal with Government for capital skills projects.

The apps

The apps were developed with Starfish Labs and include:

  • View of a tablet with the Build My CV app open on itHousekeeping (Premier Inn training) app
  • CV Builder app
  • Hospitality pathway app
  • Retail pathway app
  • Horticulture pathway app
  • Print Shop app
  • Getting to work independently

Award winning apps

Derwen College staff show visitors the Premier Inn training appIn 2020 the apps won awards at the:

The National Association for Special Educational Needs (NASEN) recognised the College’s achievements in creating a suite of apps which support students and young people with special educational into employment and independence.

Watch the webinar that Helen Edwards from Derwen College did with Natspec following the Natspec Awards.

Get involved

If you are interested in testing the apps, please get in touch.