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Seasiders Learning Centre - Skills for Life

Blackpool and The Fylde College, Blackpool Football Club, Sands Way, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY1 6JJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include teaching and computer rooms for Employability and Skills For Work courses.
  • The Seasiders Learning Centre is located on the first floor of the North Stand at Blackpool Football Club.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Blackpool.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Blackpool South.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the North Stand.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Comments View
    • The car park immediately outside the venue is shared with a Health Centre and a nursery, and does not have any designated bays.
    • There are 4 designated bays for Blue Badge holders outside the ticket office for Blackpool Football Club.
    • These bays are 480cm x 380cm and are 37 metres to 47 metres from the entrance to the Seasiders Learning Centre.
    • There are also some short stay bays, which you can park in for a maximum of 10 minutes.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 124cm (4ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located directly in front of the entrance, past the ramp.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance can be made double width by manually opening the door on the left.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located directly in front of the entrance, past the ramp.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right, inside the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0-1.
  • The lift is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 106cm (4ft 7in x 3ft 6in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • The lift gives access directly into the Learning Centre on the first floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are low.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Outside Access (First Floor Entrance from the Stairs)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor corridor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 79cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is an extension leaf at this entrance which can be opened to make the door width 120cm.

Reception

  • The desk is 13m (14yd 8in) from the lift.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.
  • Comments View
    • A mobile hoist is available in the learning centre (shown in photograph 6).

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the right as you exit the lift.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 253cm x 168cm (8ft 4in x 5ft 6in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located on the right as you exit the lift.
    • The female toilets are 14m (15yd 11in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located on the right as you exit the lift.
    • The male toilets are 9m (9yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.