The Birtenshaw College curriculum is structured around our Total Communication approach where we view every behaviour as communication and work to ensure that we understand what the young person wants or needs and provide effectively to meet those needs.

Each student will access an individualised study programme delivered by qualified staff who are trained and experienced to meet the specific requirements of young adults with the most complex of needs.

The curriculum provides:

  • A structured programme of daily activity and education
  • High level of personal care
  • Development of independent living skills
  • Literacy and numeracy basic skills
  • Arts activities, promoting communication, expression and creativity
  • Work based skills linked to enterprise projects in the local community
  • Therapeutic learning activities

Study programmes are accessible, motivating and are delivered at a level that will include progression and may lead to accreditation (Edexcel, AQA, Arts Award, BTEC)