Deciding on an education setting for your child with SEND

Colleges and support with special educational needs

Central Bedfordshire College

The College’s education offer extends from pre-Entry level to Higher Education for young people and adults, across a range of academic and vocational areas. A range of support is available for those with an identified Learning Difficulty and / or Disability, and is arranged according to individual need. Services provided include:

  • 1:1 or small group support outside of the main class, where learners are able to develop study, English, and / or Maths, to support them achieve their goals
  • LSA (Learning Support Assistant) support within both structured and unstructured times as appropriate.
  • PCA (Personal Care Assistant) support for physical and personal care needs if required
  • specialist exam arrangements
  • specialist discrete provision (pathways - see below)
  • support from within the ALS (Additional Learning Support) and Pathways teams

Contact

Either the ALS Co-ordinator or the Pathways Transition Co-ordinator
Kingsway
Dunstable
LU5 4HG

Telephone: 01582 477776

Website: Central Bedfordshire College

Within the ALS (Additional Learning Support) and Pathways teams, there is a considerable body of specialist knowledge and experience in:

  • Dyslexia
  • Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • Sensory Impairments
  • Communication Difficulties
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

Bedford College

The service aims to support young people into adulthood through a specialist curriculum within a mainstream setting.

Students undertaking courses within the foundation area have the opportunity to develop their independent living skills within our specialist flat, access the community via our excellent location within Bedford town centre, and continue to develop their numeracy and literacy skills across the curriculum.

For more information, visit the Bedford College website. 

Please feel free to contact us anytime should you wish to have a look round or come in for a chat!

Julie Lyon

Telephone: 01234 291 374

Email: jlyon@bedford.ac.uk

Katrina O’Brien, Assistant Director – Foundation and Additional Support
Bedford College
Cauldwell Street
Bedford
MK42 9AH

Telephone: 01234 291652
Email: kobrien@bedford.ac.uk

Bedford College offer programmes of education for young people and adults in a wide range of academic and vocational areas. The college successfully supports young people and adults in progressing into Higher Education and work.

The college also provides specialist provision for young people who need supported learning.

For those young people with an identified Learning Difficulty and / or Disability, according to individual need, typical services provided can include:

  • small group support outside of the main class where students may develop study, English, and / or Maths skills to support them in achieving their main qualification
  • Teaching Assistant support within both structured and unstructured times if appropriate
  • Learning Support Assistants to support with physical and personal care needs if required
  • specialist exam arrangements

Alongside these services we have specialist Autism, Deaf and Dyslexia Co-ordinators.

Colleges in other neighbouring towns and counties