Regent College

Regent College is a small, non residential independent specialist college based in Stoke on Trent
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Regent College
77 Shelton New Road
  • Course Length (weeks):
  • Residential or Day:
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  • Maximum Number of Students:
  • Age Range:
    16 – 25



General Description

“Developing Independence in an Adult World Through Communication, Vocational, Social and Life Skills.”

Regent College is a small non-residential college providing a safe and supportive environment for people who have complex learning difficulties with associated challenging behaviour. It is situated within easy reach of Stoke-on-Trent’s city centre, close to local amenities and convenient for local public transport.

The college has 32 places for learners aged from 16 to 25 who have a range of needs including: moderate/severe learning difficulties, autism, challenging behaviour and communication difficulties.

Catchment Area

We are a national provider accepting learner from across the UK.


Learners work on their individual needs, gain confidence and develop vocational, social, life and communication skills by taking part in real-life activities.

The curriculum is taught in context whenever possible, therefore a high percentage of teaching takes place in the local community.

Our aim, for all learners, is to help them to acquire the life skills and level of independence they will need when they leave the college.

Specialist Facilities

Rebound Therapy.

Sensory room.

Specialist sports coaches.

Specialist SaLT.

Travel trainers.


Other Information

A wide range of partnerships and community links in place which are used extensively as part of the curriculum offer.

  • > Our expertise

    We have expertise in meeting the needs of students with:

    • Severe learning difficulties
    • Communication difficulties
    • Behavioural difficulties
    • Autism spectrum disorder with associated challenging behaviour
    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Asperger syndrome
    • Profound and multiple learning difficulties
    • Severe autism spectrum disorder
  • > Our curriculum

    We offer:

    • A personal development programme
    • Opportunities for students to participate in community activities and to learn about citizenship
    • Opportunities to develop strategies to promote appropriate behaviour
    • Opportunities to improve communication skills such as the use of Makaton, Bliss, symbols or objects of reference
    • Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills
    • Opportunities to take part in a wide range of social, leisure and sporting activities
    • Opportunities to experience real work situations
    • A programme to help students to look after themselves more independently
  • > Our specialist services

    • Specialist orientation and mobility training to enable independent travel
    • Specialist staff to meet personal care requirements
    • In-house speech and language therapy
    • Specialist training to enable independent travel
    • In-house nursing services
    • Help with finding suitable long term provision
    • Guidance and counselling services

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