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Our Horizons team offer courses specifically designed to meet the needs of students with a learning difficulty and/or disability between the ages of 16 and 24. 

We offer flexible learning programmes from Pre-entry Level through to Level 1.

We will support you to increase your confidence, self-esteem, self-awareness and independence. You will improve your personal learning skills and potentially progress onto higher level courses. This could include supported internships, employability or other courses at Central. Importantly, we develop independent living skills that help support you in your
everyday life.

All our programmes include employability, vocational, personal and social development, maths, English and ICT skills. We have a flexible curriculum to meet the needs of students with higher
support needs and ensure having fun and great experiences are compulsory!

Enrichment activities include: residentials within the UK and Europe, supporting environmental projects, outdoor pursuits and sports of all kinds.

Small class sizes and integral learning support, combined with tutors with specialist training and the experience to recognise and understand your needs, helps all students achieve.

We have specialist resources such as: a sensory room, accessible ICT software and hardware and accessible sports equipment. Whatever your level of need we will enable you to enjoy your time here and to succeed.

Our partner college, ncn, also offers supported learning courses and you can view these here. Find out more about the merger with ncn.

Horizons supported internships

The Horizons Supported Internship is an exciting opportunity to gain realistic employment and training. Learn more about the options available for students and employers below.

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Horizons - Entry 1

If you have moderate learning difficulties and/or disabilities and would like a supportive programme, which teaches you a range of valuable skills for everyday life and independent living, then this course could suit you.

Horizons - Entry 2

If you have moderate learning difficulties and/or disabilities and would like a supportive programme, which teaches you a range of valuable skills for everyday life and independent living, then this course could be just what you are looking for.

Horizons - Entry 3

If you have mild learning difficulties and/or disabilities and would like to learn a range of skills including employability in a supportive environment, then this course could be perfect for you.

Horizons - Level 1 ASD

If you have higher functioning autism/aspergers syndrome and think you are ready to move onto a Level 1 course, this will aid the transition between school and college and help you adjust to the changes involved.

Horizons - Lifeskills

If you are on the milestone continuum 5 to 8 with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and have high support needs, this course could help improve your confidence and independent living skills.

Horizons - Sensory Skills

If you are on the milestone continuum 1 to 4 with significant high support needs, this programme covers the basics of communication and helps to prepare you for life, in our multi-sensory environment.

Horizons Gateway - Transitions and Progression

The course has been specifically developed to enable the smooth transition for you if you are a young person with mild/moderate learning difficulties or disabilities leaving school and progressing on to college.

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