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Find out here how we will intend to reopen our family of Colleges in line with Government guidance. Read more on our update.

Essential information
Title: Discovery


The experience of learning within our College will include some of the following activities: drama, disco, sports, art, use of the hair and beauty salons and student centre, and working alongside students in the wider College.

What will I learn?

This course will enable students to develop independent living skills and to prepare them for adulthood. The curriculum will be delivered within the Supported Learning department. Students will learn life skills including care and safety within the home, shopping, cooking, community skills and travel training. We work in partnership with social workers and health professionals and use structured visual communication as a method to support learning. All students will take part in our Community weeks, which include working with local charities and organisations, to help and support our local community. Once a term we set new individualised targets to monitor and review students' progress.

How will I be assessed?

Through a personalised course using a baseline assessment, where students will create a portfolio of evidence.

What may it lead to?

If students are demonstrating that they are continuing to progress in their individual targets, they can remain in Discovery for up to three years, with a planned progression to supported living, in partnership with adult social care.

Entry requirements

Entry Level 1.

Additional information & other costs

These courses are free of charge for all students who have an Education, Health and Care Plan to the age of 24 years and for other young people with a high level of need to 19 years. There may be a small charge for non-curricular activities.

Duration: Up to three years following evidence of individual progression, with a yearly reduction of days in College to enable transition into other provisions.

  • Year 1: Monday to Friday 9am–3.30pm                                                                                    (Finish times may differ according to the College and transport.)
  • Year 2: 4 days per week
  • Year 3: 3 days per week

To support the change from school to college, staff will visit students in their current school and students can attend taster days at the College.

Accessibility Statement

Our aim is to support students to learn the skills to manage personal challenges and to enable students to have greater independence in their learning and personal lives.

Read more on our additional learning support for students

Find out more

Read our guidance on how to apply

Guidance on Interviews

Once you have submitted an application we will contact you with the a range of options for conducting your interviews remotely, such as telephone or Skype, or organising interviews once the College reopens and social distancing is relaxed.

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111