Residential Provision

Graded ‘Outstanding’ in 2012, our residential provision provides a comfortable and supported living element  of College life in which we promote independence, embrace individuality and encourage a range of enrichment activities and opportunities for all. With a total communication ethos and person centred values, we aim to ensure that our students have a sense of belonging and are able to develop friendships, skills and interests which they can continue to pursue into the future.

Within residences, a team of staff ensure students can relax in the comfort of their lodges, or get involved in activities which are run during the evenings and weekends. For example:

-           Wii competitions

-           Craft Nights

-           Inter-lodge bake offs

-           Pool competitions

-           Discussion Evenings

-           Trips to local attractions

Residential Training Programme

We are one of the leading specialist training providers in the UK offering training and skills for one or more disabilities through the Residential Training Programme on behalf of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

Residential Training is intended to help students with disabilities, including those at risk of exclusion from the job market, to secure and sustain employment or self employment.

Our individualised learning environment offers a unique approach to students who have a special communication difficulty including: Deafness, Hearing Loss, Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Aspergers and Learning Disabilities/Difficulties.

Our diverse vocational training programme is individually designed to enable individuals to have the skills to find and sustain work and our Employment Liaison Department can offer support across a number of areas including applying for jobs, work experience placements, job trials and employer support.

Living on campus

Rights & Responsibilities

  • Benefits
  • Access to work
  • Employability
  • Disability Discrimination Act awareness
  • Access to Information

Personal Development

  • Being healthy
  • Staying safe
  • Enjoying and achieving
  • Making a positive contribution
  • Achieving social and economic wellbeing

Social and Leisure Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Relationships
  • Keeping safe
  • Assertiveness
  • Anger management

Daily Living Skills

  • Personal presentation
  • Cooking and hygiene
  • Time management
  • Money management
  • Shopping
  • Laundry

Health and Lifestyle

  • Drug and substance awareness
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Free access to on-site fitness and leisure facilities
  • Sexual health, information and guidance
  • Self awareness

Support Service

  • Communication support
  • Awareness of specialist support services
  • On-site support, information and guidance centre
  • Mediation
  • Equality and Diversity guidance

Support on campus

Residential

  • Promoting learner safety
  • Networks established with parents and external agencies
  • Integrated supported living environment
  • Age and ability appropriate accommodation
  • Outreach provision

Life on campus

Accommodation

  • Extensive range of on-site and off-site accommodation
  • Allocation based on developmental requirements
  • Independent training facilities
  • Chapel
  • Prayer room
  • 24 hour staffing
  • Nominated key workers

Food and Drink

  • Hot and cold healthy choices
  • Cultural and religious needs catered for
  • A variety of snacks available at all times
  • Provision of water dispensers
  • Cooking facilities available in all accommodation