Supported Learning

Courses for people age 16-24 with learning difficulties & disabilities

The College of North West London’s Supported Learning team offers educational progression routes for learners with learning difficulties and disabilities, with learners joining and working at the right level for their individual needs.

Facilities include: Benefits include:
Specially adapted kitchen & utility room Small class sizes
Garden Groups supported by a dedicated learning support assistant
IT rooms, art and craft rooms Opportunities to develop skills that will help you progress in education, employment or independent living
Accessible toilet and hygiene facilities Opportunity for social enterprise and / or work experience with business in the community
Daily living environment Encourages and develops small group living skills


Our programme is divided into three distinct courses:

  • Skills for living
  • From living to learning
  • Preparation for work

More details on each level are in our brochure.

Duration of courses: Courses are taught for 16.5 hours per week over 36 weeks in each college year. Students are in the College three or four days a week.

Progression: At every level, following successful completion, you will have the opportunity to progress onto the next level of study or take the opportunity to seek supported employment or other training.

Feedback: Parents/carers will get regular feedback on learners’ progress. Each student gets an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets to help track progress.


Progression from School


This video, produced by The Village School, Brent, shows how students with special educational needs are supported in making the transition from school to College.