Derwen is excited to announce that we’re opening a new site, at Ludlow’s Eco Business Park, for day students, to teach work and independent living skills, to provide them with a tool-kit for future employment. 

The new Derwen: Ludlow site – which launches at the end of October – will be replacing the current south Shropshire facility in Craven Arms. The new building offers a more spacious and accessible environment for Business students. The Eco Business Park’s excellent transport links will mean easier access for more students from across south Shropshire and neighbouring counties. 

Students, aged 16 to 25 with learning difficulties, disabilities or autism, will follow a Business Support & Enterprise pathway, which includes teaching, qualifications and work placements. The pathway will equip them for employment in business, enterprise or retail after college. 

Derwen College Area Satellite Manager Peter Leddington said: 

“We have been looking for a while to strengthen our south Shropshire provision, in terms of accessibility of the building, student catchment area and meeting a need for SEND provision in the south of the county. 

 “The satellite is based on the Eco Business Park, just outside of Ludlow, and is ideal for day students from south Shropshire and other nearby counties, including Herefordshire and Worcestershire and Powys. We are all very excited about the move and the opportunities that this will bring for our current and future learners.” 

Derwen College has three satellite campuses for day students at Walford, near Shrewsbury, Telford and the new south Shropshire site. Residential and day students also attend the main Gobowen campus, near Oswestry.


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