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Derwen College: Winner of the Queens Award for Enterprise 2022Derwen College Ludlow offers a spacious and accessible environment for day students.

We welcome local students from across Shropshire and neighbouring counties, including Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Powys. 

Derwen College Ludlow offers up to 25 learners the opportunity to develop core skills that directly relate to their aspirations.

Students, aged 16 to 25, with special educational needs or disabilities, including autism, can access the following pathways and programmes:

Derwen College Ludlow student works on the computer.

The pathways include qualifications and work placements, and equip students with key employment skills for after they leave College.

Students at our Ludlow campus attend on a daily basis and are each given a bespoke timetable to facilitate their own progression and skill development.

Find out more about out our Work and Independence Programme


As well as learning key work skills, students also learn independence skills with the aim to become more self-reliant. Independence skills can include:

  • Ludlow students doing their DofE awardTravel training
  • Planning, preparing and cooking food
  • Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Personal safety (including online)

A core aspect of life at Derwen College Ludlow includes socialising and building friendships. Staff plan activities to facilitate these opportunities.

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

Find out more about Pathways & Programmes at Derwen College



Visiting Derwen College Ludlow

We are located about half an hour’s drive from Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth; an hour’s drive from Hereford and Kidderminster.

Derwen College Ludlow, 8-9 The Business Quarter, Eco Park Road, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1FD.