David Lewis College offers an holistic learning environment for young people with moderate-complex learning difficulties, neurological conditions (including epilepsy and autism) with associated behaviours and communication difficulties.
Our multi-disciplinary approach provides on-site therapists, medical specialists, specially trained staff and excellent facilities.
We are situated on a spacious campus in rural Cheshire, close to local towns and Manchester.
Each student has an individualised timetable which is designed to suit their needs, interests, aspirations and long term goals.
Five courses, according to educational functioning. Course aims:
Course 1: To develop total communication through a sensory curriculum with integration of therapy and communication
Course 2: To develop communication and daily living skills through a practical based curriculum. Therapy is integrated to facilitate improved communication and behaviour management
Course 3: To develop functional skills through experiencing practical, vocational and curriculum focused learning
Course 4: To access a range of vocational learning opportunities in preparation for voluntary/supported employment
Course 5: To gain the necessary skills to secure and sustain supported employment, or employment
Work experience and where appropriate, qualifications and accreditation are important elements of the placement.
On site Medical/Clinical Team, Psychology and Behaviour Support Service, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Hydrotherapy, Occupational Therapy
Multi-gym, heated indoor swimming pool, all-weather pitch, sports hall, specialist bikes, bowling green, outdoor space aplenty
Land Based Skills Centre: Small/large animals, fish, dog grooming
Rainbow Café, Juice Coffee Lounge, horticulture, specialist media centre, radio station
Community David Lewis: Industry standard print shop, garden maintenance, metal craft, woodwork services, retail shop