We are delighted to announce that the following colleges have signed up to the College Inclusion Charter. We would welcome evidence and examples of how colleges are using the Charter to improve their offer to young people with autism.
Beaumont College offers both residential and day programmes in Lancaster, the college also has satellite services offer individuals a learning programme that is delivered closer to home. All College sites offer programmes for young people aged between 18 and 25 with a broad range of physical and/or learning disabilities. Beaumont College work as one team to make a difference in the lives of Students. The Colleges aim is to enable students to take responsibility for their own lives in whichever form this takes.
Bebington High Sports College has been a specialist College since 2001. Over 150 Junior and Community Sports Leaders qualify from Bebington every year. The college aims to use sport, and the values which it represents; leadership, perseverance, fair play, teamwork, and loyalty as a language through which the college can develop the potential in all young people.
Bishop Auckland College offers students the opportunity to select from a comprehensive programme of full-time courses in a wide range of disciplines. Bishop Auckland College was graded as a 'good' college by Ofsted, which highlights their commitment to providing a quality learning experience to all of their students.
Blackpool and the Fylde offer full and part-time vocational courses in everything from Advanced Engineering to Fashion and Costume along with Apprenticeships, GCSEs, A Levels and higher education courses. The college is committed to raising educational standards not just locally but throughout the whole of the FE sector. They do this through initiatives such as the National Challenge Trust and the 157 Group.
Approximately 3,000 Sixth Form and International students, numerous Employers and 8,000 Adult Learners attend Brockenhurst each year. The college offers a wide range of courses for learners from across the New Forest, Bournemouth & Poole, East Dorset, Southampton Waterside, South Wiltshire and the Isle of Wight.
Bromley College is one of the largest colleges in South East London and is home to around 8,000 students. Our mission is to deliver real knowledge and skills for the real world and we recently invested millions into our modern and inspiring campuses in Bromley and Orpington. Graded ‘Good’ with Outstanding Features by Ofsted in February 2013, we offer a wide choice of vocational, A Level, GCSE, Apprenticeship and degree level courses.
The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) aims to serve the community of the Upper Lea Valley by promoting social inclusion and economic prosperity through the provision of education and learning. Their vision is to enhance the life experience of all young people and adults within the college community and help them expand their aspirations in life.
Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College is a college of further education based across four campuses located in Acton, Ealing, Hammersmith and Southall districts of London, England. The college provides education for over 25,000 students, and it is a member of the 157 Group of high performing schools.
East Kent College is a further education college located on the Isle of Thanet in Broadstairs, Kent on the southeast coast of the United Kingdom. It aims to inspire and empower people through top class education and training to raise their aspirations and improve their quality of life.
East Norfolk Sixth Form College is the biggest sixth form college in Norfolk with over 1800 pupils. The College specialises in full time courses for young people aged 16-18 and offers over 60 courses. In 2011 the College was in the top 20 of all colleges (over 350 in total) for the twelfth consecutive year in the annual Guardian survey.
East Riding College welcomes more than 1,500 full-time students each year, with thousands more taking part-time and higher education courses. In its 2011 inspection report, Ofsted recognised that college learners make ‘exceptional progress’ and judged leadership and management, and capacity to improve as outstanding. East Riding College is a Beacon college.
Gloucestershire College is a successful college of further and higher education in the UK, offering a wide range of education and training programmes at a variety of levels. The College has three main sites in Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Royal Forest of Dean, as well as a number of satellite sites. The College is very proud of the success of their students and endeavour to change students’ lives for the better.
Hereward College is a general FE College in Coventry providing both day and residential places. They welcome all students including those with diverse and complex support requirements. They promote an all-inclusive, broad and balanced curriculum, which provides all students with relevant and challenging learning opportunities.
As well as full-time AS and A-level courses Hills Road Sixth Form offers an extensive and varied programme of enrichment and extra-curricular activities, for around 1940 16-19 year-old students. Hills Road also has around 4000 part-time students onto its Adult Education programmes in the evenings and at weekends.
Hull College is an 'outstanding' College (Ofsted 2008). It offers a wide range of both FE and HE courses. The College Mission is: To inspire and enable outstanding, life-changing education and training leading to social and economic fulfilment.
Leeds City College is the UK’s third largest further education establishment, offering a diverse curriculum to over 40,000 students. It was created in 2009 following the merger of three well-known colleges based in the city. The College provides a vibrant, multicultural learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing.
Linkage College operates three campuses – on the Weelsby Estate in Grimsby, Toynton All Saints near Spilsby, and Louth – and the student intake comes mainly from referrals by local authorities. The college is rated as outstanding by Ofsted, and students have a fantastic learning experience whether as day learners or as residents.
Long Road Sixth Form is a fully inclusive college, with a strong academic record and superb facilities. We offer a wide range of courses including GCSE pathways, A’levels and Level 2 and 3 Applied courses to approximately 2300 students aged 16–19 years old. Alongside their studies our students participate in a full enrichment programme with exciting extra-curricular activities.
Lowestoft College offers a friendly and vibrant place in which to study and has a mix of students of all ages and backgrounds. In 2007 Lowestoft College became part of University Campus Suffolk and is now one of five centres in the region to offer a range of Higher Education qualifications. Lowestoft College offers a broad range of full and part-time courses in subjects which range from Art and Design and Boatbuilding to Welding and Care.
Luton Sixth Form College was the first Sixth Form College in the country, opened in 1966, and currently has a diverse student body with 2600 students on roll. The College offers a wide range of courses at A and AS level, together with a variety of BTEC courses at Level 3 and Level 2. The College provides an inclusive, broad and balanced curriculum and a large majority of students progress to higher education each year.
Nescot (North East Surrey College of Technology) is a large further and higher education college which attracts students from the local community, nationally and overseas. Established over 50 years ago, Nescot works with employers, local schools and the community to ensure that our courses are both relevant and current.
New College Swindon is situated in the North East of Wiltshire and is one of the most successful and dynamic colleges in the country. We have a wide range of A Levels and GCSEs for school leavers with a number of vocational courses including Hair Beauty with a professional salon. New College provides a supportive learning environment with excellent facilities designed to help achieve learning goals. OFSTED rated support and guidance as Outstanding in January 2009.
Riverside College believes in the power of education to enhance and transform people’s lives. This ethos is reflected in the college’s successes which include 100% pass rates in A level and vocational courses, an excellent Ofsted report, league table positions, their Matrix Excellence Award for student support, and excellent partnerships with global employers. By putting the needs of learners first the college has developed a broad curriculum which ensures that every learner reaches their full potential and is supported to progress.
RNIB College Loughborough supports young people with a wide range of disabilities to grow their skills and confidence to lead a fulfilling adult life. The College takes a personalised approach and active enterprise environment create a vibrant community in which individuals flourish. Activities offered include social and vocational opportunities to move you closer to independence.
Royal College Manchester at the Seashell Trust, is an inspiring and Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ college, offering day and residential courses to students aged 19-25 with a broad range of communication difficulties. The college offers support to young people with hearing impairment, limited or no oral language communication and severe or complex learning difficulties. The colleges has excellent on-site facilities and specialist support services, that support access to learning on or off site.
Solihull is a large sixth form college offering a Level 3 programme of A Levels and BTEC Extended Diplomas. The Sixth Form College, Solihull are very proud of their commitment to Equality and Diversity and to the support of students with additional learning needs including autism.
St. Vincent is a sixth form college serving Gosport, Fareham and surrounding areas of south east Hampshire. The College provides a full range of A and AS levels, GCSEs, AVCEs, NVQs, BTEC First and Nationals, City & Guilds and Childcare courses for students aged 16 or above.
Tyne Metropolitan College has a wide range of career based courses to choose from for school leavers and adults including: full-time, part-time and Higher Education courses as well as Apprenticeship Programmes for those who are already in employment. TyneMet’s results for 16-18 year old students on long courses, place the College above all others across Tyneside and Northumberland.
Wakefield College is the largest college in the District and has provided education and training in Wakefield and its surrounding area since 1868. Today, the college has its base in three major areas as well as delivering learning in community settings all over the district.
Weston College has transformed itself in the last nine years and has maintained the position as one of the top performing colleges in the West of England Further Education College tables for the last four years. It has served the education and training needs of its local community for more than 150 years.
Woodrush High School is a specialist technology college for students aged 11-18. It is amongst the top performing schools academically in Worcestershire and their local area. Their most recent Ofsted inspection gave the school the top grade, ‘Outstanding'.
Yeovil is a tertiary College serving its community in South Somerset and North and West Dorset. Its clear role is to support the development of social and economic prosperity for the whole community. As a tertiary College it provides education and training pathways at all levels from entry to HE.
You can encourage your local college to sign the College Inclusion Charter by writing to the principal with our template letter.