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Hesley Group Independent Specialist Colleges

We offer care and education for young adults with complex needs including behaviour that challenges, learning disabilities and autism.
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Hesley Group Independent Specialist Colleges
Fullerton House College/Wlisic Hall College
Hesley Hall
DN11 9HH
  • Course Length (weeks):
  • Residential or Day:
  • Start Time:
  • Maximum Number of Students:
  • Age Range:
    18 – 25


General Description

Our Independent Specialist Colleges (ISCs) offer education and care for young adults (18-25) with complex needs including behaviour that may challenge and a learning disability, often in association with autism.
The ISC’s mission is to support transition into adult life, focusing on specific needs, capabilities and aspirations:

  • promoting greater independence
  • developing life skills
  • highly personalised programmes
  • preparation for community living

Catchment Area



Our courses and programmes put the person at the centre of their learning and cover a wide range of experiences, from vocational courses to independent living. The driving force behind every programme is the person’s pathway and associated individual needs, aspirations, abilities and talents.

We provide the best learning experiences for the young adult because we deliver:

  • challenging and varied environments
  • activities where people are encouraged to develop the skills they need
  • specialist expertise in supporting learning through our strong multi-disciplinary team
  • highly personalised programmes, equipping the person with the skills they need for adult life
  • quality adult living accommodation that supports development of life-skills
  • continuous assessment and recognition of progress
  • internal and external quality assurance and monitoring systems
  • courses/learning experiences linked to external accreditation including ASDAN/OCN

Specialist Facilities

  • high quality learning environments e.g. classrooms, kitchens, specialist workshops, ICT suites and local community facilities
  • high quality accommodation that maximises opportunities for promoting independent living
  • on site multi-disciplinary team including college tutors and support workers, consultant clinical psychologist, applied behaviour analysts, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists

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