Providing specialist educational facilities for young people with complex disabilities and learning difficulties

Hereward College

Young people with complex disabilities and learning difficulties require specialist educational facilities like those provided by Hereward College in Coventry.

This further education college has servedpeople with disabilities and additional needsin the West Midlands area since 1971, and offers inclusive provision and specialist facilities for both day and residential learners.All learners at Hereward College have access to a range of support to ensure their journey through college runs as smoothly as possible.

On starting college,learners are allocated a Progress Coach who has responsibility for monitoring their progress and development and is their first point of contact for course related help and advice.  They provide one-to-one support, set medium and long term goals, provide regular reviews and also provide regular parents’ evenings throughout the year.

Learners also have access to job coaches, mentors and therapies. The college’s Independent Learning Support team offers personal care and supervision tailored to each student, even during unstructured times. Hereward boasts a fantastic range of facilities – from state-of-the-art learning resources, to sports, to dining. It also offers live-in residential provision.

Learning resources

All learners have access to the Learning Resource Centre – an attractive and supportive environment within which to study or relax.There are a range of facilities available including height adjustable workstations, PC learning pods, laptops, cameras, dictaphones and a graphics suite.

Learners can also make use of a range of assistive technologies such as screen enlargers, screen readers and emulated keyboards.Other impressive learning facilities include a tv studio, performing arts stage and fully equipped music suites.

Sport

Learners at Hereward College have access to a wide range of sports and fitness activities. The college works alongside partners such as CSW Sports, SEND Active and Sky Blues in the Community to offer up to three activities a day as well as sports clubs outside of college hours.

Onsite facilities include a large sports hall, outdoor multi-use games area and gymnasium.

Activities available include:entry level football; men’s football; women’s football; down syndrome football club; powerchair football; visually impaired and hearing difficulty football; hockey; tennis; boccia; basketball; bowling; cardio wall sessions; circuit training; personal fitness sessions.

Sport is a regular part of college life and learners regularly represent the college in football, futsal, tennis, powerchair football and Boccia tournaments.

Catering facilities

Café Mojo serves breakfast and dinner for residential students as well as offering a very popular lunchtime menu for all staff and learners.The café serves residential and day students breakfast and healthy Grab and Go snacks, as well as a range of hot and cold lunch items including a hot wok, panini and salad bar. It’s also a popular communal area where learners can eat packed lunches and socialise with friends.

Café Mojo also provides catering for college events and external visitors using the facilities.

Residential accommodation

The spacious and specialist accommodation at Hereward College provides a home-from-home relaxed environment for learners wishing to stay on a residential basis.

If you stay at Hereward College you will have your own study bedroom with a fully accessible ensuite bathroom, wifi and TV point.There is also a laundry room and kitchen with fully adjustable work surfaces and staff are always available to help with washing and cooking and provide support with independent living skills.

The onsite staff also organise regular social activities for residential learners in a friendly atmosphere, offering the first steps towards independence.

Hereward College is Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered, with its facilities inspected on a regular basis.

For more information on full time application or residential enquiries visit hereward.ac.uk or email admissions@hereward.ac.uk or call 024 7642 6173.

Hereward College, Bramston Crescent, Tile Hill, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV4 9SW

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