Learning for Independence & Future Employment 

At our St Albans Campus, we offer a variety of full time courses from Entry Level through to Level 2 and are able to meet various special education needs. Our courses aim to help our students become more independent at home, in the community or even prepare for employment.

Programmes are tailored to individual student’s needs, providing educational, social, personal, independence and work-related skills for the future. Students can also progress through relevant pathways, depending on their intended outcomes and needs.

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Kerry Lowe - Head of L.I.F.E
I have worked within the specialist Springfield and Supportive Learning Departments for over 20 years. I am a qualified Lecturer and hold a specialist Diploma in SEN from Cambridge University. I am also Mother to a son with Learning Difficulties and I find this personal experience  invaluable when supporting parents and young people through a transition from school to College.

The department is staffed by an amazing team of Lecturers, Support staff and therapists, all of whom support the young person to achieve their outcomes, in liaison with a vast multi-agency team. The area is NAS Accredited and recently recognised by Ofsted as Outstanding – a testament to the hard work and dedication of all those involved in the young person’s life.
Kerry Lowe Head of SENH/SEMH

Supportive Learning

This programme is for students with a moderate learning difficulty and is designed to provide additional support through the transition from school to work, or education, training and qualifications in a particular area of work.

Supported Internship

Our supported internship programme is for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills is a new course, designed to act as a transition year if students are looking for further education or move onto employment.


For young adults from 16-22 who have a severe learning difficulty or disability and may require additional support to access the curriculum.