SEND colleges and providers
This is a detailed list of Independent Specialist Providers (ISPs) and local colleges who offer supported/foundation learning options, in and around the Birmingham area.
Please note that funding for an Independent Specialist Provider will only be considered once the Local Authority are satisfied that this is the most appropriate provision to meet your needs and there is clear evidence that no other local provider can offer a place, it’s therefore advisable to also look at local colleges and also training providers.
BRITISH CREATIVE INSTITUTE
Phone: 0121 257 6072
Direct: 07498417 896
BIRMINGHAM INDEPENDENT COLLEGE
Sarah Tonnar: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heart of Birmingham Vocational College
Deslyn Paul will take calls from schools and parents between 9:00 and 3:00 on 0121 809 0666.
Heart of Birmingham Vocational College
328 Bromford Lane
0121 809 0666
Supported Internship Programme Information
Foundation For Learning & Life and Preparation For Work Information
Jericho supported apprenticeships
0121 647 1960
MENCAP SUPPORTED INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
Mencap’s supported internship programme supports young people with a learning disability, aged between 16 and 24 who have an EHCP and who want to work.
We help young people make the important step from education into employment through our classes and by arranging work experience opportunities with a range of employers in lots of different sectors.
Visit our website to find out more: https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/education-skills-and-work/supported-internships
Sandwell College (Foundation/Supported learning and additional needs)
To find out about the support available, please contact our Additional Needs Adviser at Jennifer.Lynch@sandwell.ac.uk
If you require further information about foundation/supported programmes, or you wish to apply for a place, please contact email@example.com
If you want to find out more about the support available, please contact
Hilary Moore, Dyslexia Co-ordinator, on 0121 667 5371/5064 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Reeves-Cowling at email@example.com
Chantal Brown, Curriculum Lead for Foundation Learning firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sense College East
750 Bristol Road
Selly Oak, Birmingham
For further information or to request a visit, please contact our Transitions Team:
Phone: 01733 42 5053
Care First Management Services ltd (Skills Tank Learning & Development Hub)
*Funded through Social Care
The College welcomes applications from those with additional needs and our support team are fully trained to give you all the encouragement that you need to get the most out of your learning experience. If you are disabled or have any special needs, then our team of support staff are here to help you. When you have accepted your offer from us we will invite you to attend a transition planning meeting and will ensure that you are familiar with the college before you begin your course. We offer the following specialist support:
- Blind/Visual Impairment
- Deaf/Hearing Impairment
- Physical Disability
- Mobility Difficulties
- Mental Health
- Moderate Learning Difficulties
- Specific Learning Difficulty
- Down’s Syndrome
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia
South & City College
Our foundation learning courses are delivered from our Hall Green, Handsworth and Longbridge (Bournville College) campuses.
If you are looking to learn solid skills in English, maths IT and employability, our foundation courses are for you. We offer a wide range of externally accredited programmes to ensure the right foundations are in place to move on to the next level.
Staff will provide full support and will help to assess skills, regularly review progress, and help students to work towards achievable goals. Students will have the opportunity to go on educational trips and other enrichment activities together with work experience as part of the course, so there are options to meet lots of interesting people too.
Trinity Specialist College
Contact the college by phone or email. Phone: 0121 378 3242
The Birmingham Special Educational Needs & Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) offers impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with special educational needs or disabilities.
The service is impartial, confidential, and free. If you’re a parent or young person being assessed, the service can:
· Help you to understand the referral process
· Act as a named contact throughout the process
· Help you to communicate with everyone involved in the assessment process
· Provide information about personal budgets
· Put you in touch with other people who can help, if necessary Currently available via email SENDIASS@birmingham.gov.uk
To make a referral please contact 0121 303 5004 or email@example.com
Birmingham Educational Psychology Service
The Educational Psychology Service (EPS) provides professional psychological services for children, young people and families in a wide range of educational and community settings.
And information about what they currently offer is available on their website:
Information for parents and carers