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Brentwood College

Skills For Life

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Vision and Values

Brentwood College is an Independent Specialist Further Education College for young people who have severe or profound learning difficulties and/or autism.


Our vision is for students to gain skills, behaviour and the understanding they need to make their own choices and decisions as young adults, to build meaningful relationships, find occupation and activities that make them happy and therefore become part of their community.


Our values of Creativity, Compassion, Enthusiasm, Respect and Resilience underpin our curriculum.


We expect staff and students alike to work to promote our qualities of Effective communication, Collaboration, Positivity, Good humour, Listening and Integrity.


We aim to equip each student with the essential life skills that they will need for the future as they work towards their Outcomes for Adulthood. We work with community partners to provide a range of relevant, practically based and highly motivating learning opportunities which enable students to explore their options and successfully transition into their adult lives.


The college uses its expertise around communication to help students express their views which are incorporated into their personalised programmes. All students have individual timetables that reflect activities to support the achievement of their long term goals and individual preferences. Some students have clear ideas about what they like to do, others need to explore options through first-hand experiences.


Students transition from college into a range of options including supported living, personalised day services, further learning or supported work. We work closely with students, families, our Connexions Adviser and Family Support Worker to ensure that after college students move on to the highest possible quality post Brentwood provision.