Subject Information

These programmes focus on helping young people with additional learning needs make a successful transition to Further Education, adult life and the world of work.

Our highly skilled and experienced staff work with small groups, concentrating on individual needs, to enable young people to make the transition to adulthood. Our specialist facilities guarantee that students learn in a high quality setting that captures their interest and prepares them for the future. Our learning support team ensures students can access the curriculum that best meets their needs, as well as accessing a range of cross-college opportunities and facilities.

Every student has a named tutor and a key worker, who they meet with on a daily basis. We teach in small groups, providing high levels of support, regular reviews and opportunities for work experience. There are regular trips and visits and our well-resourced facilities guarantee that learning takes place in a high quality, specialist, stimulating environment.

Our specialist facilities and workshops provide opportunities for students to learn in practical situations including media, horticulture, multi-skills workshops and catering. Qualified and experienced staff ensure these are some of the best programmes in the Southwest specifically targeted at young people with an additional learning need including mental health issues, Autistic Spectrum conditions and a learning disability.

What our students say

Foundation Studies Student Callum Butt

Callum Butt

I left school lacking confidence and finding social situations difficult.  Coming to College has been great!  I find it much easier to learn here as it is more relaxed, the class sizes are smaller and I have the support I need.”

Former student of King Alfred's School, completed the Learning for Life & Work course and is now on the Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry & Joinery course.

Foundation Studies Student Joshua Leathem

Joshua Leathem

During my time at College my tutors have given me the chance to try out other subject and I now have a better idea of what I want to do next year. To help me out, tutors have let me take on a higher level of work to prepare me for next year and given me one-to-one support.”

Former pupil of The Sedgemoor Centre in Bridgwater, Joshua is going to study the Furniture Making Level 1 programme.