Students are encouraged to develop their academic skills, including numeracy, literacy and reasoning, using both traditional and modern technology.

Many students use ability-relevant, computer-based educational games to help improve their core skills. These are essential aspects of The Fifth Trust’s provision, as they help individuals with their day-to-day life challenges and communication skills.

Students are also instructed in the use of Microsoft Word, Publisher and PowerPoint, which enables them to contribute to much of what we publish.

We have recently introduced video into the classroom and our goal is to enable students to produce their own video ‘newsletters’. Many already contribute to their own web site, uploading photos, writing and recording testimonials and updating their news pages.