Upper Floor, 50 Forder Way
- Telephone Number: 01733 425053
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.sense.org.uk/content/sense-college
Sense College is an Independent Specialist College (ISC), operating in the East of England
38 weeks and 45 weeks per year
- Residential or
Throughout the year
- Maximum Number of
16 - 25 years
Peterborough, Dereham, Rothwell, Knapwell, Luton and Aldeby
Sense College supports learners in their local communties, operating from sites in Peterborough, Dereham, Rothwell, Knapwell, Luton, Aldeby and Birmingham. The college curriculum provides pathways into adulthood for learners aged 16+ with communication, sensory and social difficulties and Autistic spectrum disorder.
- Expertise in meeting the needs of students with multi-sensory impairment
- Expertise in meeting the needs of students who are blind or visually impaired
- Expertise in meeting the needs of d/Deaf students
- Expertise in meeting the needs of students with severe learning difficulties
- Expertise in meeting the needs of students with communication difficulties
- Expertise in meeting the needs of students with a wide range of physical disabilities
- Expertise in meeting the needs of students with profound and multiple learning difficulties
The College offers three curriculum pathways
Learning for Life: for young people who require a person-centred learning programme to aquire the independent living skills to prepare them for the transition to adulthood.
Foundation Learning: learners follow a study programme to ensure they have the appropriate accreditted qualifications to enable them to progress to the next level of education and follow their chosen career pathway.
Employability: Learners follow a study programme to equip them for the world of work. A significant amount of the learner's time will be spent with local employers as part of pre-internships or supported internship programmes.
Communication, sensory needs and independence are core elements of study programmes with learners learning and applying skills in their local communtires.
- A personal development programme
- A programme to help students to look after themselves more independently
- Opportunities to improve and develop communication skills through the use of Alternative and Augmentative Communication aids
- 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
- Specialist sensory and communication assessment and support
- Highly personalised and progression focused study programmes
- On-going support with vocational and independent living life skills
- Social enterprise opportunities
- Wellbeing, health and care plans
- Courses linked to external accreditation, leading to nationally recognised qualiﬁcations
- Learning through meaningful, realistic and practical activities
- Programmes and strategies designed to assist learners to cope and become more conﬁdent in social situations
- An extensive programme of social, leisure and sporting activities within the local community.
- Extensive use of assistive and adaptive technologies
- A range of therapeutic services
- In-house physiotherapy
- Sessions to improve posture and mobility
- Specialist staff to meet personal care requirements