Independent specialist colleges
If you want to continue studying after the age of 19 and have a learning difficulty and/or disability then an independent specialist college might be worth considering.
Independent specialist colleges are an alternative to further education colleges. They are especially for students who want to carry on learning after year 14 and have a disability and/or learning difficulty.
Some of the independent specialist colleges offer extra help for students with hearing impairments; some for students with learning difficulties and others for students with physical disabilities. To get a place at one of these colleges you will need a referral from a careers adviser and then approval from the local authority's LDD panel.
For details of which colleges fall under this category of support, please contact the LDD team on 01925 442982.
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