Learning Difficulties & Disabilities

We welcome learners with moderate, severe and profound learning difficulties or disabilities on a range of well-established specialist courses. Our well-supported classes have a maximum of 10 students and some of our Learning for Living groups only have four or five students with allocated one to one support. The additional support we provide enables students to achieve their goals and aspirations both educationally and socially, as well as have opportunities to be fully involved in decisions about their lives. Teaching and Learning support staff have a wealth of specialist knowledge and are all committed to ensuring our students are at the centre of what we do

Our specialist courses are hosted at our Maida Vale Campus which offers lots of new facilities and opportunities for our students, including a multi-sensory room, large accessible personal care room, specialist classrooms with ceiling tracker hoists and state of the art kitchens. 

We are lucky to share our new campus with other groups of mainstream students which provides our students with opportunities to mix and become part of College’s diverse learning community. 

The College offers a communicative, enriched, positive, safe, consistent, motivating and enabling environment, where all students can learn and thrive. Great emphasis is placed on students developing skills needed for independence and active participation in the community. Our students can access a variety of facilities in the local community, enabling them to consolidate and extend learning in real life contexts. This helps to increase the students’ confidence and skills in a range of everyday living skills, offering age-appropriate motivational learning experiences and positively progress towards adulthood. 

Students on our Preparing for Adulthood, Learning for Life and Work, Skills for Work and Into Work courses have access to our supported employment coordinator, who assists in finding students relevant work experience placements, volunteering opportunities and oversees the college’s innovation award winning mini job scheme. The mini job scheme provides students with the opportunity to research ring fenced jobs, complete an application, attend an interview and undergo the college’s recruitment process in order to achieve a fixed term contract and gain paid work as a college employee. 

In order to access one of our specialist courses you must be between 16 and 24 and will be required to have an Education, Health & Care Plan. This is something that you will need to speak to your current school SENCO and local education authority about. We are happy to liaise with your SaLT, OT, Physiotherapist, teachers and other professionals and will be consulted by the local authority to ensure we can meet all your needs. 

If you feel that these courses are right for you, we would be very pleased to arrange a visit, show you around our new campus and talk to you about the assessment process and the provision we offer. To help you make a decision about whether our college is right for you and make a smooth transition, we offer a LINK course or a number of college taster days. 

If you are interested please email us at lddapplications@cwc.ac.uk. If you prefer to call us, you can speak to Chloe our LDD administrator on 020 7258 5638, Gemma our Assistant Head of School on 020 7258 2802 or Phil our Head of School on 020 7258 2825

Click here for more information on SEND offers in other London boroughs.

For more information on Learning Difficulties & Disabilities courses, please click on the links below.

Course Suitable for Categories
Into Work 18-24 F.E. Courses
Learning for Living 16-24 F.E. Courses
Preparing for Adulthood 18-24 F.E. Courses
Skills for Work 16-18, Adults F.E. Courses
Supported Internship at Goldman Sachs 17 -24 Supported Internships
Supported Learning 16-24 Supported Learning
Westminster City Hall Internship 17 -24 Supported Internships