Supportive Learning

Supportive Learning is for students aged between 16 and 22 on entry, who have learning difficulties/disabilities. This includes those whose needs fall within the autistic spectrum range of conditions. There are no formal entry requirements to access Supportive Learning.

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Supportive Learning is made up of three pathways. On your transition into Supportive Learning, students are assessed and placed into one of our three pathways according to their academic and social level of the student. Each pathway intends to stretch and challenge students in the following areas:

  • Coping strategies

  • Internal discipline

  • Community access skills

  • Functional Mathematics and English skills

Students on pathway one will typically have a diagnosis of autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) or associated traits and may have found accessing college education before challenging and/or need clearly defined routines and expectations in order to support them in accessing all elements of their college programme effectively.


Students on pathway two will be working to develop independence skills, internal discipline and processing skills, to develop an understanding of their local community, of personal safety and to develop pre-work vocational skills.

Students on pathway three will be working towards further developing independent life and work skills with a view to sustainable, meaningful work and supported living placements beyond college.

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