Making the right choice
It’s important that you make the right choice when looking for a Further Education college that supports and safeguards your young adult with learning difficulties. There are numerous aspects that are considered; the curriculum, independence training, a safe environment for the young adults' wellbeing, outstanding care and health services.
The Admissions Office receives and manages all enquiries about admissions to the college. A prospectus is sent out with details of forthcoming College Open Days.
Upon receipt of a formal application from parents, supported by the student's Connexions Personal Adviser, the application is reviewed. If appropriate a placement visit or an outreach visit is arranged.
The placement visit usually takes place over 2 days and includes overnight stays for young people referred for residential placements. Following the visit, Young Epilepsy produces a written multi-disciplinary funding application showing the prospective student's needs with recommendations concerning the level of staff, and non-staff input, required to support the student's placement.
Wherever possible, the parents and student are advised of the panel's decision within two weeks in writing following the placement visit.
Once a placement is offered, the young person and their family will be advised of the most appropriate start date.
- Initial enquiry
- Open Day
- Referral by Parents and/or Connexions Personal Adviser
- Outreach visit arranged where appropriate
- 2 day placement visit
- Placement offer
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