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The Hive College

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The Hive College
Perry Common Road
B23 7AT
  • Course Length (weeks):
  • Residential or Day:
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  • Age Range:
    19 – 25


General Description

LIVE @ the Hive study programme provides a vocational curriculum designed to support students into employment and promote their independence and well-being. 

STRIVE @ the Hive study programme provides a sensory curriculum for students with profound and multiple learning difficulties.  It is designed to provide students and their families the independence and confidence they need to participate in the wider community and support them with their transition into adult life  

THRIVE @ the Hive study programme provides a vocational curriculum designed to support students into supported employment/ volunteering roles.  An additional pathway on the THRIVE study programme offers a communication focused curriculum designed to improve individual communication skills, encourage students to participate in the wider community and support them with their transition into adult life.

Catchment Area

We are a regional provider accepting learners from in and aorund the Birmingham Local Authority.


The main focus of the LIVE study programme curriculum is work placements which students participate in on a weekly basis.  This progresses on to supported internships and eventually paid employment.  Students study Preparation for Work which provides the underpinning knowledge learners need to support them in their work placements, Maths, English and ICT and Independent Living Skills.

The STRIVE study programme focuses on preparing students for adult life.  The sensory based curriculum consists of lessons in cognition and communication, self-help and independence and creative sensory sessions.  The curriculum also allows students to participate in community visits and offers occupational therapy,physiotherapy, speech and language, rebound therapy, aromatherapy and music therapy.

The THRIVE curriculum focuses on Preparation for Adulthood, Maths and English are also part of the curriculum along with Health and Well-being.  Students participate in volunteering activities or community visits to prepare them for adult life.

The use of appropriate Assistive Technology is encouraged in the classroom and when on work placement or out in the community.

All student participate in Relationship and Sex Education

Specialist Facilities

Our college has adapted classrooms and specialist bath rooming facilities. There are full time nurses along with male and female care assistants and all the required medical resources are in place. Class numbers are small allowing for a very high student / teacher and teaching assistant ratio.  All resources for learning are in place such as specialised classroom furniture, an outdoor sensory garden, teaching resources including assistive technology and trained staff  to work with students with physical and learning disabilities and with visually and hearing impaired students.  We have a training kitchen where learners improve their independent living skills and modern communal spaces for our leaners to be able to improve their social skills

Other Information

The college has excellent employer links and links with other community providers to facilitate transition into adulthood for all our learners.

We have a dedicated Careers Team and a Pastoral Leader to ensure that our learners transition to the destination that meets their individual aspirations

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