Please click on the links below for virtual Open Days or tours of 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.
NATSPEC DIRECTORY - Link to The Natspec Colleges Directory The Voice of specialist further education.
Website: MidKent College Open Day
Contact emails: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Maidstone reception 01622 691555
Medway reception 01634 383000
Course enquires 01634 402020
Our specialist staff are here to support students who have varying needs, including physical, sensory, dyslexia, autism,
global learning delay, challenging behaviour and mental health.
We have facilities and resources to assist further with complex needs and our dedicated team provide support for:
Autistic spectrum conditions
Social behavioural difficulties
Physical and mobility difficulties
Hearing or sight impairment
Mental health conditions
Support services can include:
Focused transition activities prior to the start of College
Experienced and skilled learning support practitioners
Development of independence skills
Meeting personal care needs
Supervision at the beginning and end of the day and at break times
Focused travel training in partnership with parents/carers
Job coaching in the workplace
Administration of medication
Exam arrangements for individuals
Starting your time at College
Learner needs are met following an assessment to identify the best method of support. There will be an induction programme to give information
about the facilities and resources of the College and the support team will keep in touch while you are at College through termly reviews.
Contact email: email@example.com
Contact phone: 01795 581581
The Canterbury tour has its own supported learning PowerPoint within the Blue supported learning section.
Ensuring your young person gets the best education and the right support to continue their progression is core to our Group’s approach.
In order to achieve that, we’ve designed a range of courses which are designed to ensure your young person develops the skills they need to progress seamlessly through our curriculum.
This will depend on the pathway they choose to follow, rather than the level they start on. This could see them progress from the Supported Learning department on to vocational programmes or a supported internship, which would see your young person developing their employability skills in the workplace.
Website: Supported Learning
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 01227 811111
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 phone: 01233 743100
A vocational training centre that delivers a range of vocational courses for young people.
Contact email: email@example.com
Contact phone: 01233 622958
Link 19 College
Specialist Post 19 Institution
Website: Link 19 College
Contact Phone: 01322 629733
Mount Camp Hill
Post 16 Education for Young people with SEND.
Day and Residential places. Respite and
Website: Mount Camp Hill
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 01924 255281
An independent specialist college for young disabled adults with a passion for the performing arts.
Website: Orpheus College
Contact emails: Studentrecruitment@orpheus.org.uk or email@example.com
Contact phone: 01883744644
St Piers College
School and college
ADHD, Autism, Epilepsy
St Piers College is an incredible place for children with neurological conditions and behavioural difficulties to thrive.
Our highly experienced and dedicate staff excel in teaching pupils with a range of needs
Website: St Piers College
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Phone: 01342 832243
Foxes is a very special place. We believe in changing lives and giving our students the skills, knowledge
and confidence to successfully shape their own futures. Our mission is to equip young adults with learning
disabilities to find sustainable employment in the hospitality sector and to live independently.
Contact Email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 01643 708529 Ext 1027
The Beacon Plus
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
Contact Phone: 01303 847 555
West Kent College
Independence and Employability Skills
Website: West Kent College
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 01732 358101
Supported living opportunities
The Life Project Day Services
Contact email: email@example.com
Contact phone: 01795 422186 or 01795 422827
Chailey Heritage Foundation
Life skills, Accommodation
Provides education and care services and is one of the UK's leading centres for children and young people with complex neuro -disabilities.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone: 01825723723
East Kent Mencap
We provide a day resource, we offer community support, housing and day service provisions across East Kent based on Sheppey, Faversham and further afield.
Contact phone: 0845 5082878
Fenner Frost Foundation
The Fenner Frost Foundation has a second-hand vinyl record shop in Sittingbourne where people with a learning disability are supported to develop
work related skills. It has an attached learning space where students are assisted to identify source and price stock, cash up shop takings and work towards 6 Monthly targets.
The Students undertake all aspects of running a shop within a Safe Supported environment.
Contact email: Fenner.email@example.com
Contact phone: 07551843177
The Fifth Trust
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.
The Freedom Centre is an educational day centre, based in Sheerness, for adults with physical and learning disabilities.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 01795 666233
Vocational and living skills-based programme for Post 19 learners
Contact email: email@example.com
Contact phone: 01732 848289
Home from Home Care
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone: 08005870372
Symbol Connect and Hopyard services
Daycare Services, Supported Living
Contact email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 01622 859216
Ignition Support supports people with a learning disability, to learn and experience a wide range of automotive mechanic procedures.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 01634 786480
6 - 8 Revenge Road
Residential Care Services
Contact email: Referrals@Independencehomes.co.uk
Contact phone: 01883331777
John Graham Centre
Daycare on a farm, supported living.
Contact email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 01227 478564
Kent Mentor Support
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.
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 07936 243771
Kent Autistic Trust
Daycare, supported living, respite, support to parents
Contact email: Office@kentautistic.com
Contact Phone: 01634 405168
KCC Travel Training
Independent Travel Training
Contact emails: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 03000 418484
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
Provides day care for adults with learning difficulties, in a rural farm setting near Staplehurst in Kent.
Contact email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 07921 917289
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.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 01843 446906
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.
Contact Phone: 01634 402 761
Address: 55 Second Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 5AU
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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 01797 367455
Virtual Tour: https://www.semmuk.com/tours
Dan Broad, Centre Manager
Hannah Goslett, SEN Manager
Address: SupaJam Education in Music & Media, St Marys Road, Swanley, Kent, BR8 7TE
White Rock 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.
Contact email: email@example.com
Contact Phone: 01732 761888 or 07778156513
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.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact phone: 01304 830958