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Sense College

Preparing young people with sensory impairments and complex communication needs for adulthood.
Leaner using communication device with staff support.
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Sense College
Upper Floor, 50 Forder Way
Cygnet Park
  • Course Length (weeks):
    38 weeks
  • Residential or Day:
  • Start Time:
  • Maximum Number of Students:
  • Age Range:
    16 – 25


General Description

Sense College supports learners in their local communties, operating from sites in Peterborough, Dereham, Rothwell, Knapwell, Luton, Aldeby and Birmingham. The college curriculum provides pathways into adulthood for learners aged 16+ with communication, sensory and social difficulties and Autistic spectrum disorder.  



The College offers three curriculum pathways

Learning for Life: for young people who require a person-centred learning programme to aquire the independent living skills to prepare them for the transition to adulthood. 

Foundation Learning: learners follow a study programme to ensure they have the appropriate accreditted qualifications to enable them to progress to the next level of education and follow their chosen career pathway.

Employability: Learners follow a study programme to equip them for the world of work.  A significant amount of the learner's time will be spent with local employers as part of pre-internships or supported internship programmes.

Communication, sensory needs and independence are core elements of study programmes with learners learning and applying skills in their local communtires.

Specialist Facilities

  • Specialist sensory and communication assessment and support
  • Highly personalised and progression focused study programmes
  • On-going support with vocational and independent living life skills
  • Social enterprise opportunities
  • Wellbeing, health and care plans
  • Courses linked to external accreditation, leading to nationally recognised qualifications
  • Learning through meaningful, realistic and practical activities
  • Programmes and strategies designed to assist learners to cope and become more confident  in social situations 
  • An extensive programme of social, leisure and sporting activities within the local community.

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Leaner using communication device with staff support.
Learners trampolining.
Learners volunteering at the local foodbank.
Learner usig Eye Gaze equipment.

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