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Coleg Elidyr

Specialist residential college of further education set on an 180 acres site in rural Carmarthenshire
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Coleg Elidyr
Elidyr Communities Trust
Nr Llandovery
SA20 0NL
  • Course Length (weeks):
  • Residential or Day:
    Residential and day
  • Start Time:
    all year
  • Maximum Number of Students:
  • Age Range:
    18 – 25


General Description

Judged as ‘Excellent’ by Estyn, the Education and Training Inspectorate for Wales, Coleg Elidyr ensures young adults with moderate to severe learning difficulties and disabilities are given every opportunity to increase post-college life chances. A twenty four hour curriculum and Total Communication ethos ensures care and education staff  work closely together to progress skills for life and work.  Students have a breadth of learning difficulties and disabilities including Down's Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Global Development Delay and Autism. The college is accredited by the National Autisitc Society and provides specialist therapeutic support to support young people in meeting the challenges autism can bring. 


Each student follows a personalised learning programme according to their own abilities, needs and aspirations. We currently offer two formal programmes called the Education Foundation programme and the Trainee programme. Learning pathways on the education programme include land-based studies, hospitality, retail  and craft. Accredited essential skills and personal development and citizenship learning also form part of weekly timetables. The college’s Trainee programme provides a natural stepping stone from the education programme for those for whom a recognition has been made that the progress made on the education progamme evidences how the college's therapeutic environment is conducive to the on-going development of knowledge and skills. 

Specialist Facilities

Equality and inclusion are central to the college’s policy and practice. Every student is given every opportunity to develop skills for life and work.  Offering up to 52 week residential care, the college is set in 180 acres of rural Carmerthenshire. It has its own Therapy centre including an Occupational Therapist, Clinical Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist and Total Communication Co-ordinator.  Our 24 hour curriulum model ensures person-centred destination-led planning  best support students' aspirations for their post-college lives. The college boasts its own Bed and Breakfast facility, shop and purpose-built Gymnasium. Students gain work expereinces both on the college site and within the wider community. 

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Student and Tutor interaction
Students on Duke of Edinburgh's Award expedition

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