We want our learners to achieve independence and the skills they need for the career they aspire to have. That is why our courses are designed with employability in mind, teaching life skills in the context of the working environment.

Why choose Totton College for Special Educational Needs?

All of our Skills for Life programmes are supported by trained and experienced lecturers and learning assistants. Delivered in a safe and nurturing environment, students are able to continue their education after leaving school. Our students gain the confidence, skills and abilities with our learning difficulties and disabilities tutors.

Our SEND provision is tailored to cater to those learners with a wide range of personal and educational needs. We have an experienced and qualified team, which includes:

  • A qualified nurse
  • Trained personal care assistants
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Specialists in mental health and learning support
  • Physiotherapists

We work closely with the local community, Southampton City Council and Hampshire County Council to ensure a high standard of education, as well as to provide specialist therapies for students who have particular needs.

Extracurricular activities and enrichment

We believe in students receiving an enriching experience when they come to college. Being involved in activities outside of studying not only develops their social skills but also supports their overall wellbeing.

All SEND leaners are eligible for this activity, and we actively encourage those who have an interest in sport to participate.

Our Specialist Education needs department also host a wide variety of activities for charity fundraising and as part of work experience. Students are able to learn new skills such as baking, hospitality, sales and gardening. We actively encourage students to work in small groups to build their confidence and make new friends.

What can I do next?

With your qualification, you can take a related course at a higher level or apply for a work placement in a related work area.

Discover more about our skills for life courses

Learn more about our skills for life courses by clicking the link in the image below:

Skills for life courses at Totton College

Click here for a list of Skills for life courses.