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At our specialist 16 – 19 years provision our young adults have their own personalised study programmes.



Our vision is that every Ripplevale College student will continue to gain confidence to learn for life, and realise their individual aspirations about further education and/or employment.

Our College team is made up of qualified and dedicated Lecturers who have specialised in SEN teaching, and have specialist qualifications in Autism and Dyslexia. They are committed to making the difference by working with learners to overcome barriers and to help them achieve success. 

Students within college continue work towards meeting their Educational, Health and Social Care Plan objectives as well as achieving GCSE, Functional Skills, Entry Level, vocational and personal and social development qualifications.

All College students have access to specialist Dyslexia Support, Speech, Language and Communication, Emotional Welling and Occupational Therapy, as required.


Life after College

Many of our learners gain the confidence to move on towards further education provisions, including mainstream, and some of our students have gone on to obtain degrees. Our past learners keep in touch and we have been able to celebrate their various achievements.

Those learners who are not ready to enter mainstream provision or employment at the age of 19, may consider our Gateway provision which focuses on preparing for independence and meaningful employment.



Gateway is our specialist 19 – 25 years provision for young adults who have their own personalised study programmes and are working towards independence and employment.

Our vision is that every Gateway learner will continue to gain confidence to learn for life, and realise their individual aspirations about independence and employment. 

Gateway has a developing and increasing range of partnerships with other organisations and will provide a holistic but dynamic personalised study programme to meet the needs of individuals and the long term targets identified in Educational Health and Care Plans.

Our programmes are led by a Careers and Employment professional who also has an extensive experience of special educational needs, education, business and care.

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