Livability Nash College

Nash College is a springboard into adult life for young people with severe/profound/multiple learning and physical disabilities.
Total Communication approach
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Livability Nash College
Croydon Road
  • Course Length (weeks):
  • Residential or Day:
  • Start Time:
    Mainly September but flexible
  • Maximum Number of Students:
  • Age Range:
    19 – 25



General Description

Nash College, part of Livability, has pleasant, wooded grounds and is situated on the outskirts of SE London. We offer a flexible package of learning to suit the individual learner as either full or part time day courses. A range of services is delivered by a highly specialist team of education, care, therapy and nursing practitioners. Nash is awarded with the Autism Accreditation and is recognised for it's excellence in tailoring programmes for learners with autism.

Catchment Area

We cater to many surrounding Kent, London and Surrey boroughs.


Nash College's curriculum core principle is to improve the quality of life and build on the strengths of the individual. This leads to improved social communication and reduced dependence as learners' transition out of the college. Every learner has an individualised programme offer and specialist multi-disciplinary support tailored to identified needs, wishes and interests in order to achieve their long term goals.

Specialist Facilities

The college provides sensory and structured learning environments and a range of on and off-site work-related learning and therapeutic opportunities are available which can be accessed by students with diverse abilities and needs.

  • > Our expertise

    We have expertise in meeting the needs of students with:

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

    We offer:

    • Opportunities to experiment with sound, touch, smell and sight in order to aid learning
    • Opportunities to improve communication skills such as the use of Makaton, Bliss, symbols or objects of reference
    • Opportunities to improve and develop communication skills through the use of Alternative and Augmentative Communication aids
    • Opportunities to develop strategies to promote appropriate behaviour
    • Opportunities to experience real work situations
    • A programme to help students to look after themselves more independently
    • Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills
    • Opportunities to take part in a wide range of social, leisure and sporting activities
  • > Our specialist services

    • Registered with the Care Quality Commission / Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales
    • In-house speech and language therapy
    • Extensive use of assistive and adaptive technologies
    • In-house physiotherapy
    • In-house occupational therapy
    • Specialist staff to meet personal care requirements
    • A range of therapeutic services
    • In-house nursing services

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