Catcote Futures Learning & Skills Centre

Strengthening the bonds between home, college, employers and the wider community for learners with SEND
The logo of Catcote Futures Learning & Skills Centre S41 status


Catcote Futures Learning & Skills Centre
Warren Road
Oakesway Business Park
TS24 0RG
  • Course Length:
    38 weeks
  • Residential or Day:
  • Course Dates:
    September to July
  • Maximum Number of Students:
  • Age Range:
    19 to 25+
  • Other Locations:



General Description

Catcote Futures Learning and Skills Centre is a unique college offering a stimulating, personalised and fulfilling curriculum which is dynamic in its development. We firmly believe that our students deserve as many opportunities and experiences as we can offer to support them on their journey into adulthood. We are committed to providing realistic opportunities through our exceptional vocational skills centre and with an extensive range of local employers in a friendly and rewarding atmosphere.

Our vision is to ensure that Catcote Futures continues to be a centre of excellence for Post 19 students and lifelong learners, where students can fulfil their potential, grow in confidence and, above all, be happy.


Our innovative curriculum provides individual study programmes focussing on the needs, interests and aspirations of all our learners based on the 4 pathways leading to adulthood. This is then differentiated into a further 4 curriculum pathways matched to the needs and abilities of the learner to ensure the best and most appropriate teaching and learning approach to support accessibility, engagement and progression.

  • Sensory Explorers - PMLD classes following a structured, multi-sensory curriculum.
  • Aiming High - Complex SLD/ASD classes following highly structured and personalised experiences.
  • Reaching Out - Specialist ASD provision working together and accessing other groups in college.
  • Taking the Lead - A fluid curriculum based on students choice.

Specialist Facilities

Our newly refurbished Learning and Skills Centre is specially designed to provide genuine and realistic learning experiences in Lifeskills, and vocational options including Horticulture, Hospitality and Catering, Reprographics, Hair and Beauty, Art, Pottery, Woodwork, Office Skills, Creative Media and Retail. We have embedded enterprise throughout our curriculum and also have a gym, Jacuzzi, sensory room and forest school. Our offsite shop and café provide ‘real’ work employment experiences. We have highly skilled staff who have specialist skills in many different areas.

  • > Our expertise

    We have expertise in meeting the needs of students with:

    • Severe learning difficulties
    • Profound and multiple learning difficulties
    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Communication difficulties
    • Severe autism spectrum disorder
    • Multi-sensory impairment
    • Mental health needs
    • Epilepsy and/or associated neurological conditions
  • > Our curriculum

    We offer:

    • A personal development programme
    • A programme to help students to look after themselves more independently
    • Opportunities to experience real work situations
    • Opportunities to take part in a range of business activities
    • Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills
    • Opportunities for students to participate in community activities and to learn about citizenship
    • Opportunities to experiment with sound, touch, smell and sight in order to aid learning
    • Opportunities to take part in a wide range of social, leisure and sporting activities
  • > Our specialist services

    • Specialist staff to meet personal care requirements
    • Extensive use of assistive and adaptive technologies
    • In-house medical provision
    • In-house occupational therapy
    • A range of therapeutic services
    • Guidance and counselling services
    • Sessions to improve posture and mobility

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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.