Tom Arthur, SNP MSP for Renfrewshire South visited Capability Scotland’s Corseford College in the Constituency to have a catch up with staff and see how the establishment has developed since its launch in 2022.
There to welcome Tom on the day was college Chief Exec Brian Logan, Head of Service, Liz McConnachie and Student Support Manager Leanne Coyle
Tom was glad to return after visiting whilst Capability Scotland were still putting the finishing touches to the learning spaces within the new college and was keen to see how much the learners were enjoying the experience. As Scotland’s first college for young people with complex additional support needs, this facility provides a positive destination for 18-25 year olds with physical, communication and learning disabilities, complex medical difficulties, or life-limiting illnesses, after their secondary education has been completed.
Commenting after the visit, Tom Arthur said: “It was great to meet with Brian, Liz and Leanne at Corseford College again last week. I enjoyed my last visit so much and was really looking forward to seeing the finished facility and all of the young people learning and enjoying their experience at Scotland’s first college for people with complex additional support needs.
“I was impressed at how the staff and management team had created such a positive learning environment, which the young people could engage with and feel comfortable in their surroundings. Just like the school, Corseford College is a warm and welcoming place, where the fantastic relationship between staff and learners is obviously at the core of everything that they do
“I’m incredibly proud of the Scottish Government support to work in partnership with organisations like Capability Scotland in their efforts to provide innovative, person-centred services, beyond primary and secondary education, for those with additional support needs.”
Corseford College’s Student Support Manager, Leanne Coyle added: “Student reps welcomed Tom to the College and loved showing him around, being able to tell him all about their learning and everything they do at College.
“They hope he will come back and tell them more about his job in the community and parliament, and maybe even get a tour around the parliament building!”