College Curriculum Information
A whole range of programmes with all the support you need to succeed
Students at the College have a wide spectrum of physical, learning, communication, language and/or sensory difficulties, including auditory or visual impairment.
Enabling education by integrating care and therapy
Whatever a student’s disability, our priority is to help them make the most of their time at the College. To this effect, we provide excellent medical, care and therapeutic expertise and facilities, alongside appropriate adaptive technologies, to enable students to fully participate in their education and social activities.
To get the most from education, students need to be comfortable, able to concentrate and enjoy what they’re doing. So a lot of our work, alongside our teaching programme, is to make sure that underlying issues – such as posture, seating, mobility, communication and confidence are addressed. Our therapists, residential support staff and other specialist colleagues work with each student alongside their teacher to focus on removing any barriers to learning, seen or unseen, to create a level playing field that gives our young people the best possible opportunities to learn. Our aim is to help all students achieve their full potential, independently, socially and academically – and at the same time, help them become more self-assured. In that way they can make realistic and achievable choices about their future – whether that’s getting a job, further studies, living more independently or living in a residential setting.
We offer a very broad range of programmes from our Interactive and Sensory pathway, Preparation for Adulthood pathway to Vocational and Advanced level programmes. As well as all the onsite courses we offer, we have close links with Alton College, just a mile down the road – so students can choose to do some, or all, of their studies there.
All students applying to the College have a range of assessments and access to specialist advice and guidance to assist them to select the most appropriate studies.