Colleges and Training Providers for Young People with SEN and EHCPs


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On this page you will find a selection of local colleges and training providers for young people with SEN and an EHCP. If you think something is missing, please contact us.

Carshalton College
Carshalton College offers both mainstream and supported learning courses, such as skills for work and independence. Friendly staff offer advice and guidance to help young people find the right course for them. More details can be found here.

The Change Foundation
The Change Foundation engages with marginalised and at-risk young people through the power of sport and dance. More details can be found here.

Cheam PEP
Cheam PEP is a specialist unit based within Cheam High School for students with moderate learning difficulties. Applications should be made in early December. Contact Karen Aldridge for more details on 020 8644 5790, ext. 217 or visit their website at www.cheam.sutton.sch.uk/235/pep-post-16-entry-level-programme.

Endeavour Training
Endeavour Training offers flexible start times for years 12 and 13 who may have picked the wrong course, or who are early leavers. Call Lorraine Dixon on 020 8687 5225 or 07813 990 687 for more information, or email lorraine.dixon@sutton.gov.uk.

JACE Training
JACE provide courses in Business Administration, Catering, Childcare, Customer Services, Health & Social Care, Hospitality, Playwork, Professional Development and Youth Work. More details can be found here.

NESCOT
NESCOT offers full and part-time vocational courses and apprenticeships, as well as foundation learning courses for students with mild to moderate learning difficulties. More details can be found here.

Nickel Support
Nickel Support work with those aged 16+ with learning difficulties to improve life skills and offer sessions throughout the week, including ‘upgrading furniture’, running a cafe and putting on events. A referral will need to be made through social services. Contact Elena Nicola for more information on 020 8669 4882 or elena.nicola@nickel.org.uk. You can also visit their website at www.nickel.org.uk.

Orchard Hill College
Orchard Hill College offers a range of specialist courses and a number of services for students with profound and complex learning difficulties, communication difficulties and moderate learning needs. More details can be found here or call 0345 402 0453 or email enquiries@orchardhill.ac.uk.

Traineeships are also available at Orchard Hill College for those aged 16-19 who have an EHCP (students over 19 do not need an EHCP). The traineeships consist of 2 days a week on a work placement and 1 day a week at Orchard Hill College. Contact Oliver Connolly for more information on 07733 360 820 or at oconnolly@orchardhill.ac.uk.

Prince’s Trust
The Prince’s Trust is a 12 week programme designed to help develop confidence, life skills and team building. It aims to help young people gain new skills and helps with job seeking. Contact Emma Grimes for more information on 020 8408 6444 or email emma.grimes@south-thames.ac.uk. You can also visit their website at www.princes-trust.org.uk.

Sherwood Park and Carew Academy
Sherwood Park and Carew Academy both have post 16 provision as part of their 6th forms.

Telephone Number Email address Website
Carew Academy 020 8647 8349 (Rob Watkins) info@carewacademy.org www.carewacademy.org
Sherwood Park 020 8773 9930 (David Murden) office@sherwoodpark.org.uk www.sherwoodpark.org.uk

South Thames College
Higher and further education offering a wide range of courses, as well as skills for work and life for those with moderate learning difficulties. Visit www.south-thames.ac.uk or call 020 8918 7777 for more information.

Sutton & District Training
Sutton & District Training provide flexible training which develops the skills and confidence of adults and young people. Some of the courses available include Electrics and Plumbing (Levels 1 and 2), Health & Social Care (Levels 1 and 2), Hair & Beauty (Levels 1 and 2), ESOL Provision and Maths and English. More details can be found here.

Sutton College – Post 16 Offer
Sutton College provides programmes appropriate for students aged 16+. They include GCSE English, Maths and Psychology, with A Levels available via a blended learning route. A variety of ESOL programmes, functional skills in English and Maths and access to accredited part-time courses are available. More details can be found here.

Volunteer Centre
Volunteer Centre Sutton has over 50 years’ experience in helping local people find positive volunteering opportunities and in supporting organisations attract and develop great volunteer teams. More details can be found here.
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