Beaumont College

Beaumont College offers person-centred education programmes for students in Lancaster, Carlisle, Barrow and Blackpool
The logo of Beaumont College S41 status

Address:

Beaumont College
Slyne Road
Lancaster
LA2 6AP
  • Course Length:
    38 weeks per year
  • Residential or Day:
    Residential and day
  • Course Dates:
    September start
  • Maximum Number of Students:
    Up to 60 residential places; 40 day places at the Lancaster site; 12+ at Carlisle site; 12+ at Blackpool site; 12+ at Barrow site
  • Age Range:
    18 - 25 years
  • Other Locations:
    Barrow, Blackpool, Carlisle

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General Description

At Beaumont College we work as one team to make a difference in the lives of our students. Our aim is to enable students to take responsibility for their own lives in whichever form this takes. Our interdisciplinary team do all they can to help students realise their dreams in the safest way possible.

Students are offered a variety of specialist support from highly trained staff, working alongside our tutors.

Beaumont College is a friendly place where students can develop interests and gradually gain the skills and confidence they need to move on to the next stage of their lives.
 

Curriculum

The Beaumont curriculum consists of five ‘Pathways’ to learning that are chosen following a person-centred assessment. Learning is session and community based and delivered in real settings. This ensures that students are able to transfer skills beyond their college course.  Our 5 Pathways to learning are:

  • sensory communication
  • intentional communication
  • access through partnerships
  • independent lifestyle skills
  • life and vocational


 

Specialist Facilities

All our teaching spaces are accessible and versatile, with a range of Assistive Technology available throughout, including interactive whiteboards and specialist software.  Many rooms also have specialist resources including tracking hoists, movement harnesses, electric rise-and-fall desks, multimedia audio visual equipment, video editing suite, switch adapted photography and film making equipment, and a recording studio with a range of accessible music equipment and software.


The college also has several ‘studio’ spaces used for performance, dance, music, enterprise events and social functions. Students have access to a wide range of therapy equipment to use within sessions and around the college, as well as a fleet of accessible vehicles for off-site learning activities.

  • > Our expertise

    We have expertise in meeting the needs of students with:

    • A wide range of physical disabilities
    • Communication difficulties
    • Profound and multiple learning difficulties
    • Severe learning difficulties
    • Multi-sensory impairment
    • Epilepsy and/or associated neurological conditions
    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Behavioural difficulties
  • > Our curriculum

    We offer:

    • Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills
    • A personal development programme
    • Opportunities to use and develop information technology skills
    • Opportunities to experience real work situations
    • Opportunities to take part in a wide range of social, leisure and sporting activities
    • Opportunities for students to participate in community activities and to learn about citizenship
    • Opportunities to develop strategies to promote appropriate behaviour
  • > Our specialist services

    • Specialist staff to meet personal care requirements
    • Extensive use of assistive and adaptive technologies
    • In-house speech and language therapy
    • In-house physiotherapy
    • In-house occupational therapy
    • Guidance and counselling services
    • Waking night residential staff
    • Registered with the Care Quality Commission / Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

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This list, developed as part of the Children and Families Act 2014, means that some parts of the Act apply to these independent institutions. This includes specialist colleges.