Horizons College

Horizons College is an exciting and unique provision for young adults aged 16-25
Horizons College
Stratton Road
The logo of Horizons College
  • Brief Description:
    Horizons College is an exciting and unique provision for young adults aged 16-25
  • Course Length:
    39 weeks per year
  • Residential or Day:
  • Course Dates:
    September to July
  • Maximum Number of Students:
  • Age Range:
    16 - 25 years

General Description

Horizons College aims to provide a holistic programme of study for young people through challenging, relevant and engaging learning experiences which support individual progression and preparation for adulthood. It is specifically aimed at learners with a range of learning and physical disabilities including those with complex medical and therapeutic needs and/or sensory processing difficulties. Some may have additional complex communication, social and behavioural related needs.


The College runs four main courses which are the 2 Year Study Programme, Enhanced Third Year Study Programme, Preparation for Supported Internship and Supported Internship. We also have a Learning Mentor Programme Provision which offers bespoke packages tailored to our individual young peoples' needs. Functional skills such as Literacy, Numeracy and ICT are embedded into all lessons and activities ensuring our learners develop these important and relevant transferable skills. All our young people work towards outcomes which are outlined in their EHCPs and My Plans.

The programmes also include the development of vocational skills, life and leisure, personal social development and work and enterprise. The curriculum will also support the development of our core values of independence and interdependence. Underpinning these areas will be the development of key skills such as communication, numeracy and ICT, aimed to promote progression through the Adult Basic Skills Curriculum.


Specialist Facilities

Our specialist facilities consist of:

Horizons College, a specialist facility for young adults, where independent living skills are developed. The College is based across two sites, Stratton Road which opened in September 2013 and Headlands which opened in September 2016.

Uplands Educational Trust (UET) Retail Outlets and Coffee Shops which are run by college learners and provide valuable retail and catering work experience in a real-life and safe environment.

Maryfield is a supported living accommodation for college age learners and is a stepping stone to independent living.

Community Enterprise Centre offers young people the opportunity to gain valuable and meaningful work experience by engaging with the community enterprise and cafe.

UET Farm is our outdoor provision which provides a range of land based and animal care opportunities for learners.


Art and photography session
Blacksmith Work Experience
Preparing lunch
Developing Maths and ICT skills

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