Homefield College

Autistic spectrum conditions, communication difficulties, learning difficulties
Homefield College
217 Loughborough Road
Mountsorrel
Leicestershire
LE12 7AR
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  • Brief Description:
    Autistic spectrum conditions, communication difficulties, learning difficulties
  • Course Length:
    36 weeks per year, but we can cater for 51 weeks
  • Residential or Day:
    Residential and day
  • Course Dates:
    Our education courses start in September but we are flexible about this
  • Maximum Number of Students:
    6 residential and 70 day learners
  • Age Range:
    16 - 25 years (education funding) 25 + years (social service)
  • Other Locations:
    Leicester

General Description

The college can support students with a range of learning disabilities, adapting the teaching and support we offer to meet each student's needs and strengths.  

We Offer:

  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with autism spectrum disorder
  • 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 severe autism spectrum disorder
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with communication difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with behavioural difficulties
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students with multi-sensory impairment
  • Expertise in meeting the needs of students who have specific learning difficulties

Curriculum

Homefield College recognises that all students are unique and have different interests, strengths, abilities and needs.  We give each student an individualised learning programme that is tailored to their needs and a wide range of innovative learning and development programmes help them make the most of college life.  

The college is set in a village and students are encouraged to become part of the community, accessing its facilities as part of their learning and development.  Life skills and independence are a key focus for all our students and we offer a good range of vocational courses that are delivered in high street settings such as a café and print shop, horticultural and woodwork enterprises. 

Homefield uses IT innovatively within the curriculum and students can take part in photography, TV and radio production or help to run our eBay enterprise.  Students get the chance to develop hobbies and enjoy a full social life, with evening and weekend activities such as swimming and football. 

We Offer:

  • Opportunities to follow vocational courses
  • A social skills programme
  • A programme to enable students to learn more about themselves and how to form relationships
  • Opportunities for students to participate in community activities and to learn about citizenship
  • A programme to help students to look after themselves more independently
  • Opportunities for work experience
  • Opportunities to explore a range of living options after college
  • Opportunities to experience real work situations

Specialist Facilities

The college can support students with a range of learning difficulties, adapting the teaching and support we offer to meet each student's needs and strengths.  The majority of students that attend Homefield College are on the autistic spectrum. 

We Offer:

  • In-house speech and language therapy
  • Specialist training to enable independent travel
  • Residential provision extending beyond the academic year
  • A range of therapeutic services
  • Specialist staff to meet personal care requirements
  • Specialist orientation and mobility training to enable independent travel
  • Guidance and counselling services
  • Waking night residential staff

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Students working in sweet shop - one preparing sweet bags the other shelving stock
A student selecting items in a supermarket
Students playing parachute games as positive preparation for the day
A student pictured by a lake enjoying the outdoors

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