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Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

Our SEND department delivers innovative basic skills and personal development programmes to a growing number of 16-25 year old learners. The course mainly consists of maths, English and life/employability skills, as well as work experience. All of the qualifications on these courses are nationally recognised.

The students also have the opportunity to choose an option from cookery, sports, art, animal care, performing arts and health and social care to complete their own programme. 

Horizons, Futures, Aspire and Venture/Voyage all offer separate opportunities for students who need to start making progress on the qualification ladder or to improve on their levels.
On all four courses students work in small-group settings with classroom support to develop their individual abilities and self confidence.

Programmes for Learners With Special Educational Needs and Disabilities


We recently opened our new specialist Life Skills building which offers an individualised timetable to all of its students. This is a brand new and exciting programme which is providing first class provision for local students with complex/severe learning difficulties and disabilities.


The Horizons and Futures courses are designed to help students improve their basic skills like reading, writing, spelling and number work. Students who master the work in Horizons are able to progress to the Futures course.


The Aspire course is slightly different from our other programmes. It is aimed at students who would expect to progress to level 1 or 2 programmes, or into employment in the near future.

To find out more about our LDD programme, please contact Kay Hill, Assistant Director & Learning Progress Manager for SEND on 023 9266 7521 ext 396 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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