Colleges, Continuing Education including Care Pathways

Please click on the links below for information about the local colleges and details of their provisions. 

Links are provided to open day information, virtual tours or YouTube Channels or videos to provide further information.

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NATSPEC DIRECTORY  - Link to The Natspec Colleges Directory  The Voice of specialist further education.

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We will deliver education and training through the running of a fully functioning catering business. This business will also benefit our local community, addressing issues such as food poverty.
We will also provide work experience tailored to our learners and any areas of interest that they may have.
We have an excellent understanding of providing outstanding outcomes for young people with SEND.

Website:  www.meadowfield.kent.sch.uk/ascend

Contact Phone: 01795 477788 opt 4

Contact Email:  enquiries@ascend19-25.ac.uk

Twitter: @collegeascend

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The Meadowfield 6th Form is based at Ufton Lane, in Sittingbourne for students in Years 12, 13 and 14.
Our newly designed curriculum is based on the Preparing for Adulthood Outcomes; Employment, Community, Independence and Good Health.

Website:  www.meadowfield.kent.sch.uk/our-school/6th-form

Contact Email:  ufton.office@meadowfield.kent.sch.uk

Contact Phone:  01795 477788

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Website: MidKent College

Contact emails:  course.enquiries@midkent.ac.uk  or applications@midkent.ac.uk

Contact Phone:

Maidstone reception 01622 691555

Medway reception  01634 383000

Course enquires   01634 402020

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Website - Sheppey College

Additional Learning Support

Contact email: sheppey@eastkent.ac.uk

Contact phone:  01795 581581

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Canterbury

Website - Canterbury College

Website: Supported Learning

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Contact email: iag@eastkent.ac.uk

Contact Phone: 01227 811111

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Ashford 

Website - Ashford College

Supported Learning
We offer a route that offers pathways to progression for students who are uncertain about their career options, or those who have a negative view on school education.

The pathways focus on providing an individualised learning programme (ILP) for students, identifying those who need additional support and guidance or those who need

to develop their interpersonal and social skills as well as their literacy, numeracy and work skills.

Contact emails:

info@ashford.ac.uk

ashford@eastkent.ac.uk

Contact phone: 01233 743100

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Goldwyn College

A vocational training centre that delivers a range of vocational courses for young people.

Website: www.goldwyn.kent.sch.uk

Contact email: headteacher@goldwyn.kent.sch.uk

Contact phone: 01233 622958

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Website - www.hadlow.ac.uk

Contact email: enquirieshadlow@northkent.ac.uk

Contact Phone: 01732 850551

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LINK19 College is a specialist post-19 institution for 19 to 25year old learners which offers full-time study programmes that provide individualised learning experiences.

Website:  Link 19 College

Contact email: enquiries@link19college.co.uk

Contact Phone: 01474 555799 

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Post 16 Education for Young people with SEND.

Day and Residential places. Respite and short breaks

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Website: Mount Camp Hill

Contact email: admissions@camphill.ac.uk

Contact Phone: 01924 255281

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Orpheus believes that disabled people should have the same opportunities as their non-disabled peers. We aim to equip young disabled people with the skills and confidence they need in order to live independent and fulfilling lives. We use the performing arts to empower young adults with disabilities by developing communication, social interaction and other independence skills.

Website: Orpheus College

Contact Email:  martingilchrist-burnard@orpheus.org.uk

Contact phone: 01883 744644

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St Piers

St Piers School is a non-maintained special school for pupils aged five to 19. With state-of-the-art facilities, highly skilled staff and a warm, caring atmosphere, it’s a fantastic place for children with neurological conditions and behavioural difficulties to learn new skills, grow in confidence and make new friends.

Website: St Piers College

Contact email:  education@youngepilepsy.org.uk

Contact: Phone:  01342 832243

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Aurora Foxes is a specialist college and training hotel for young people with learning disabilities,
situated in the friendly seaside town of Minehead. The courses we offer at Aurora Foxes enable
students to achieve nationally recognised qualifications, find and secure employment and promote
life and living skills, that support young people to lead a rich and fulfilling future. We develop a
personalised holistic programme for each individual with a clear roadmap of progression. We strive
for excellence in all that we do at Aurora Foxes ensuring outstanding results for students in every
aspect of their learning programme.

Aurora Foxes has been awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted over three consecutive inspections, also
winning the TES FE Overall Provider of the Year and Specialist College of the Year awards in 20
Foxes won the Best Regional Initiative at the Springboard Awards for Excellence in 2017.

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Contact Email: admissions@foxesacademy.ac.uk
Contact Phone: 01643 708529 Ext 1027

 

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The Beacon Plus is a Post-19 college for students aged between 19 to 25 years old. We pride ourselves in offering full time study programs for students

with additional learning needs, with an outcome to supply them with the skills and knowledge needed to enter employment and live an independent life.

Website: The Beacon 19 Plus

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Contact Phone: 01303 395041

Contact Email:  admin@beacon-plus.org.uk

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West Kent

Independence and Employability Skills

Website: West Kent College

Contact email:  info@westkent.ac.uk

Contact Phone:  01732 358101 

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Supported living opportunities
Companionship
Outreach support
The Life Project Day Services

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Contact email: blossomscareservices1@outlook.com

Contact phone: 01795 422827

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Chailey Heritage

Life skills, Accommodation
Adult Pathways
Provides education and care services and is one of the UK's leading centres for children and young people with complex neuro -disabilities.

Chailey Heritage Futures Leaflet

Website: www.chf.org.uk

Contact email: office@chf.org.uk

Contact phone:  01825723723

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Fen Frost

The Fenner Frost Foundation provides a service for young adults with a learning disability.

We work with our students to build on employment skills. We run a second-hand vinyl record shop in Sittingbourne town centre which is staffed by our students within a safe and supported environment. Our students follow a program of learning to involve money skills (handling cash and cashing up), pricing and sorting stock, promoting our shop to get record donations, serving customers and maintaining a clean shop. All aspects of retail are covered.

We also have fun! We run social events which have included a daytrip to Margate, bowling, barbeques in our garden and cinema trips. These reinforce social skills and offer the opportunity to build peer groups. We work with individual and smaller groups of students to encourage independence, as well as independent travel skills, with our outreach support worker.

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Website: www.fennerfrostfoundation.org.uk

Contact email:  fenner.frost@yahoo.co.uk

Contact phone:  07551 843177

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The Fifth Trust is a Kent-based charity that supports adults with learning disabilities.

We provide day care services on two sites in the Elham Valley near Canterbury for around 150 students.

We focus on helping our students to strengthen their life skills, building their confidence and independence so they can make their own choices, large or small.

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The Freedom Centre is an educational day centre, based in Sheerness, for adults with physical and learning disabilities.

Contact email: office@freedom-centre.org.uk

Contact Phone: 01795 666233

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Grow 19

Grow 19 is a small college for learners aged 19-25 with SEND. We deliver vocational and living skills-based programmes in order to prepare learners for future employment, independence and community involvement. City & Guilds courses are offered in Practical Horticulture, Construction, Hospitality and Catering, Skills for Working Life, together with Functional skills, Personal, social development, travel awareness and weekly work experience forms part of the programme. Learning is personalised to meet individual need and interests.

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Grow 19 Prospectus

Website:  www.grow19.com

Contact Email: office@grow19.com

Contact Phone: 01732 848289

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Symbol Connect and Hopyard services

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Daycare Services, Supported Living

Contact email:  info@symbolconnect.co.uk

Contact Phone:  01622 859216

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Ignition Support

Ignition Support supports people with a learning disability, to learn and experience a wide range of automotive mechanic procedures.

Website: www.ignitionsupport.co.uk

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Contact email: neilgrant_ignition@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 01634 786480

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6 - 8 Revenge Road
Chatham
KENT
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Independance Homes

Residential Care Services

Contact email: Referrals@Independencehomes.co.uk

Contact phone: 01883331777

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Daycare on a farm, supported living.

Contact email:  studentsinfo@thejohngrahamcentre.co.uk

Contact Phone:  01227 478564

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KMS

Mentoring and Educational Support
KMS offers education for Post 16 students who may not yet be ready to progress onto a mainstream college, employment,

training or apprenticeship. KMS provides a nurturing learning environment with small group sizes.
Our aim is to develop learning skills, confidence and self-esteem so learners are able to: develop literacy skills, develop

numeracy skills, develop social and communication skills, prepare for adulthood, prepare for the world of work and opportunities for work experience.

Website: http://www.kentmentorsupport.co.uk/

Contact Email: enquiries@kentmentorsupport.co.uk

Contact Phone: 07936 243771

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Kent Autistic Trust

Daycare, supported living, respite, support to parents

Family support.

Contact email:  Office@kentautistic.com

Contact Phone: 01634 405168

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KCC Services

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KCC Travel Training

Independent Travel Training

Information for Post 16 Transport

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Contact emails:  itt@kent.gov.uk  or  post16transport@kent.gov.uk

Contact Phone:  03000 418484

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Kent Pathways Service

 The Kent Pathways Service supports adults with a learning disability to become more independent.

Contact email:  Iwona.Karpierz@kent.gov.uk

Contact Phone: 03000 410800

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Provides day care for adults with learning difficulties, in a rural farm setting near Staplehurst in Kent.

Contact email: lainey@laineysfarm.co.uk

Contact Phone: 07921 917289

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Help young people aged 16-25 develop employability and life skills in a fun and friendly way, using a combination of activities, hands-on learning and unique teaching methods.

Website:  http://www.libertygroupltd.co.uk/

Contact email: info@libertygroupltd.co.uk

Contact Phone:  01843 446906

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Nacro

At Nacro we believe in supporting all of our students to be the best. Our courses are delivered by friendly teachers and specialists in small groups

who give each student the time and care they deserve. That’s why our students outperform industry averages and why 8 out of 10 go on to work,

an apprenticeship or further learning when they leave.

We are England’s largest independent training provider of education and skills to 16–18 year olds and are rated Good by Ofsted.

At Nacro Chatham, you can choose from a range of courses and learn in a way that suits you. You can carry on learning and we can help you to

apply for a job. You can choose from: Building and construction, Business skills and customer care, Childcare, Employment skills, English and maths,

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), GCSE English and maths, Hair and beauty, Mechanics and engineering, Retail.

Website:  https://www.nacro.org.uk/education/education-centres/nacro-chatham-centre/

Contact Phone:  01634 402 761

Address:  55 Second Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 5AU

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Romney Resource centre

 The Study Programme is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and works to the standard academic calendar but in every other way feels very different to school or college.

It offers young people aged 16 – 18 (and 19 – 24 with an EHCP) the chance to build up their personal, social and academic skills and confidence so that they can

move on positively with their lives. In a small, friendly and supportive environment, our specialist team deliver personalised sessions in work and life skills, English

and Maths over a full timetable of learning and activities. All of our young people gain experience of the world of work through guest speakers, outings, taster work

sessions and placements according to their personalised plans. Each individual works towards their own personal and academic goals over the appropriate period

of time needed as far as possible. Various levels of Functional Skills qualifications (EL1 - L2) and GCSEs in English and Maths can be achieved under the

Study Programme. All of our young people also have access to a qualified in-house counsellor and will be mentored and supported according to their needs by all staff.
Typically, the graduates of The Study Programme move into traineeships, apprenticeships, college or employment and it is the normal practise of the staff to stay in touch

beyond graduation to offer support and advice as required. Depending on circumstances, bursaries are available to help cover transport, lunch and other

costs that might prevent a young person from attending the course.

Contact emails:  amanda@romney-resource.co.uk  or  reception@romney-resource.co.uk

Contact Phone: 01797 367455

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Canterbury & Swanley bases offer RSL’s Music Practitioner’s Diploma (Business Pathway) at the following levels;
Level 1 (a one-year programme)
Level 2 (a one-year programme)
Level 3 (a two-year programme)

The Swanley base also offers a one-year Personal Development and Employability programme in conjunction with the Prince’s Trust to support students who are looking at developing life and employability skills.

All courses are run with either Functional Skills (Entry Level 1 through to Level 2) and GCSE in Maths and English for students who have not already achieved a Level 2 FS or grade 4 GCSE.

Virtual Tour:  https://www.semmuk.com/tours

Website:  www.semmuk.com

Prospectus

Contacts:

Principal
Dan Broad, Centre Manager
01322 660845
dan.broad@supajam-education.org

Student Support
Hannah Goslett, SEN Manager
01322 660845
hannah.goslett@supagam-education.org

Address:  SupaJam Education in Music & Media, St Marys Road, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7TE

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White rocks farm

BTEC courses in land-based studies for young students who have additional educational needs, in an informal, rural environment with a low student/teacher ratio.

Website:  www.whiterocksfarm.co.uk

Contact email:  whiterocksfarm@yahoo.co.uk

Contact Phone:  01732 761888  or  07778156513

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Woodpecker court

Woodpecker Court is an alternative education provider with specialist post 16 status. We are set in a rural location.

We believe that every student is different and treated as an individual and therefore vary our practices to support them holistically.

Website:  www.woodpeckercourt.co.uk

Contact email: office@woodpeckercourt.com

Contact phone: 01304 830958

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Specialist SEN college and WINGS programme for 16-19-year-olds (up to 25 with an EHCP)

Website:  www.brogdalecic.co.uk

Contact Email:  lathan@brogdalecic.co.uk