Cambian Pengwern College

Specialist further education college for young people with a learning disability and complex needs
Cambian Pengwern College
Sarn Lane
Rhuddlan
Denbighshire
LL18 5UH
The logo of Cambian Pengwern College S41 status
  • Brief Description:
    Specialist further education college for young people with a learning disability and complex needs
  • Course Length:
    From 38 weeks to 52 weeks per year
  • Residential or Day:
    Residential and day
  • Course Dates:
    Admissions throughout the academic year
  • Maximum Number of Students:
    60
  • Age Range:
    16 - 25 years

General Description

Cambian Pengwern College is an independent provider of specialist further education in North Wales, offering day, and up to 52-week residential placements for young people aged 16 to 25 with a learning disability and complex needs.

The college's person-centred approach ensures that learners have individualised study programmes, developed to effectively match their needs, personal decisions and future aspirations; be the focus on daily living skills, academic or vocational qualifications or independent living.

 

We Offer:

  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with autism spectrum disorder
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with autism spectrum disorder with associated challenging behaviour
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with behavioural difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with moderate learning difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with severe learning difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with profound and multiple learning difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students who have specific learning difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with communication difficulties

Curriculum

The college provides flexible routes to full qualifications and offers units of study from pre-entry to entry level 3, leading to awards, certificates and diplomas.

The core curriculum is complemented by a range of enrichment activities that enable learners to develop new friendships and interests. They can choose from a variety of activities and clubs including: arts and crafts, basketball, boccia, bowling, cycling, dance, drama, fishing, football, gym, indoor/outdoor games, keep-fit, music, photography, pilates, pottery, rambling, swimming, visiting places of interest.

 

 

We Offer:

  • Opportunities to follow vocational courses
  • Opportunities to follow vocational qualifications
  • Opportunities for students to participate in community activities and to learn about citizenship
  • Opportunities to prepare for further training after college
  • Opportunities to explore a range of living options after college
  • A programme to help students to look after themselves more independently
  • Opportunities for work experience
  • A transition programme into independent living

Specialist Facilities

The college is a welcoming, family environment where learners can achieve whilst feeling safe and comfortable.

The sensory room is a therapeutic environment that offers learners a controlled and quiet space away from the bustle of college life: a place where they can fully relax and increase or decrease their sensory experience as they require.

Other on-site facilities include: ICT suites, catering, farm park, animal care centre, campus shop, classrooms for communication, literacy and numeracy, greenhouses and polytunnels, conservation woodlands, workshops for art, pottery and woodwork, outdoor classroom and teaching space.

We Offer:

  • In-house speech and language therapy
  • A range of therapeutic services
  • In-house occupational therapy
  • In-house psychology services
  • Specialist staff to meet personal care requirements
  • Help with finding suitable long term provision
  • Residential provision linked to the academic year
  • Specialist training to enable independent travel

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Learners have the opportunity to undertake internal or external work placements
Learners have vocational and practical learning opportunities
All learners follow an individualised program to achieve their personal best
Student Council consists of elected learners who are chosen to represent the views of all learners

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This new 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.