My son has a mild/moderate LD and will be going to college in Sept to study catering - he will be 16 and currently has an EHC. My local authority states that the government considers 22 hours a week to be a full time course - this will give him 3 days of college weekly. But what about the other 2 days - he can not be left alone and I work full time and can not afford or want to reduce my hours. I have asked for help and support regarding additional training, work placements etc but am getting no support from the local authority.
Have any other parents found themselves in this predicament? My son is keen to work and learn but needs additional support to do so. I find it incredible that my daughter, who is studying for A levels is told she must attend school 5 days a week but that my son, who need more education and support is being treated like a second class citizen. Does anyone know the legality of this and how I can move forward? Any suggestions would be welcomed