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Central College Nottingham

Central is a large general Further Education college with 8 main sites across Nottingham. We offer a range of vocational courses across a wide range of academic levels from pre-entry to Higher education. We are a fully inclusive college and we welcome applicants with learning difficulties and disabilities. Central has a large LLDD department called HORIZONS, graded 'Outstanding' by OFSTED in November 2014, based at Stapleford and Beeston which delivers courses for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Central College has been ranked in the top 10% of colleges nationally for student success. We expect to continue this success for our learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities by providing the necessary skills for them to become independent, confident and employable young people. Able to achieve and succeed within life.

To support this we have:

− Excellent learner support services, recognising learner needs.

− Extensive range of differentiated courses from Pre-Entry Level to level 1.

− Progression routes and options to gain new experiences.

− Dedicated sites with good bus, and for the future, tram routes

− Commitment to actively promote Equality of Opportunity for all who work and learn at Central.

Deciding what to do when you leave school is always a difficult decision to make and at Central we want to make the process as easy as possible.

The College prides itself in being central to the communities in which we serve and our learners and employees are central to what we do. Opportunities are not always forthcoming and available for learners who may need supported learning. Here at Central we make opportunities happen and provide a range of courses and levels to meet the needs of learners with a difficulty and/or disability within Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire.

Address details Central College High Road Chilwell, Beeston Nottinghamshire NG9 4AH
Telephone 0115 914 6414 Website address

Age groups

16 years To 24 years

This provider is open during:
All Year

Additional cost or availability information

College usually meets the cost of a college place from within their budget. In some cases high costs support may be required. In this instance we would need thorough assessment of need and contact with the appropriate local authority.

Eligibility information

College for students in a further education setting, aged 16 to 24.

Transition arrangements: The curriculum offer for Central 'Horizons' learners provides the first step towards many vocational qualifications or alternatively further training or employment. The programmes are designed specifically to meet the needs of learners with a learning difficulty and/or disability between the ages of 16 and 24. The Horizons team provides flexible and differentiated learning programmes for our young people and adults from Pre - Entry Level through to Level 1and all include vocational, personal and social development, maths, English and ICT skills.

Current initiatives include 'Supported Internships' and Fair Futures. Which provide realistic employability for some learners. We consistently work with parents and professionals to ensure realistic outcomes are achieved for all learners enabling them to make the transition into the world of work or independent living.

Referral information

  • Self Referral
  • Via School

Additional Needs area of experience

The provider has indicated that they have experience and/or training in the following additional need. Please contact them for more information.

Autistic spectrum, Challenging behaviours, Hearing impairment, Language/communication needs, Learning Difficulties, Physical impairment, Visual impairment, Allergies/ Epi Pen Administration, Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder, Multi Sensory Impairment, Mental Health Needs, Complex Health Needs, Learning Disabilities,

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