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Welcoming parents, carers and professionals to award-winning Derwen College.

Finding a programme that is right for your young person

As parents, carers or professionals we understand how important it is to find a college with a programme that is right for your young person.

In this section of the website you will find all the important information you need to help support your young person as they consider their college options.

We deliver exceptional programmes

Derwen College delivers exceptional programmes within a rich learning environment, with the number of Derwen College graduates finding jobs after leaving college far exceeding the national average.

There are no ‘typical‘ students who attend Derwen College. All our students are aged 16–25 and have special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) including:

  • Moderate, Severe, Complex or Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD)
  • Physical disabilities
  • Autism
  • Behaviours of concern

We offer residential placements at our Gobowen campus, and also day placements at Gobowen, Ludlow, Telford and Walford.

Learning Programmes at Derwen include:

Watch one of our former student’s stop motion video about how coming to Derwen College helped her

Admissions process

The admissions process can start anywhere up to five years before a student starts at Derwen. We are currently looking at applications for residential students for 2024 and beyond.

You have opportunity to meet the admissions team at transition events around the country and also at open day events on-site at Derwen.

The Information for Parents and Professionals section of the website will help guide you through the programmes on offer, and the other support your young person will receive while they are at Derwen.

To find out more information, please use the menu on the left hand side of the page.