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College Curriculum

Sheiling College is an Independent Specialist College for young adults aged 19-25 with severe, complex and moderate learning difficulties and disabilities.


Our group sizes are 5 to 6 students and staffing in lessons is made up of a Teacher, Teaching Assistants and Care Support Assistants. Education support levels are typically 1 member of staff to 1 student or 1 member of staff to 2 students.


Students at Sheiling College are studying at either Entry 1, Entry 2 or Entry 3 on the nationally accredited OCR Life and Living Skills qualification.  


The aim of Sheiling College is to provide a safe, inclusive, uplifting education and care environment that meets the needs of the whole person.  These goals are at the heart of our provision, and their attainment is assisted by the picturesque natural setting and the community style of Sheiling College.  In the context of a safe and welcoming setting, learning experiences and opportunities are real-life based, all of which helps Sheiling College to be an innovative and effective provider.


Student Lesson Subjects (A-Z) Include:






•Estates Work


•Green Woodwork


•Independent Living Skills

•Leisure and Community Skills




•Preparation for the World of Work


•Retail Skills

•Small Animal Care

•Work Experience


The best way to find out about what we could offer you is to come and visit us. If you'd like to visit or if you have any questions please contact Reception on 01425 477488

Supporting Individual Progress

As a learner at the Sheiling College you will be able to make important choices about your own learning, your social life and about the direction you want your life to go in.


We are committed to supporting you in making these choices by giving you clear options and information in an accessible form, helping you to experience new things and supporting you with the choices you make.


We use a Person-Centred Planning approach to help you with making decisions about your life and learning. In addition to on-going support from your tutors and house manager you will have a mentor who will work with you.


Your review meetings will be structured around you and your needs. We will support you to look back at your progress and to make new choices about your way forward at college and for when you eventually leave college and go on to your next step - for example into adult care provision, supported employment, or another setting.