School of Personalised Learning (SPL)

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In addition to our higher-level academic programmes, St Vincent College is also one of the south’s leading providers of post-16 education for students who require an adapted curriculum and support due to a range of special educational needs and disabilities. All students are offered meaningful and purposeful work experience throughout their educational journey.

Preparation for Learning

The School of Personalised Learning provides over 200 students with access to a range of creative, exciting, purposeful, and functional courses from pre-entry to level 2.

Based in the heart of our main campus each of the courses available are specifically tailored to the individual learning and support needs of our students who are taught by specialist teachers within highly supported learning environments with state-of-the-art resources and facilities. In addition to our curriculum offer, the College is able to provide medical assistance, support and care with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities. We work very closely with local schools and local authorities to ensure the learning and support needs of each student are appropriately met and can provide a range of services to support transition to our learning environment.

Our curriculum offer includes education activities designed to specifically support:

  • Sensory
  • Life Skills
  • Communication
  • Supporting Independence
  • Social Communication

Supporting Progression into Employment

Supporting our students into sustainable employment and progression opportunities is at the forefront of our Futures programme. This is an introduction to work programme tailored to support students’ progress in to work. This includes Support Internships for students aged 19 plus who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The Futures programme prepares learners for supported internships/employment and features four key themes:

  • Community and Enterprise
  • Core Skills and Vocational Skill Kits
  • Work Experience
  • Self Help and Independence Skills

As each course in our specialist provision is specifically tailored to the needs of each student, should you wish to find out more please contact the Head of School for Personalised Learning at and we can arrange a time for you to visit or discuss the specific provision we can offer.

Additional SPL Support Services

  • Well Trained and Experience Learning Support Assistants (LSAs)
  • Qualified Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs)
  • Careers Team
  • Qualified Nursing Team
  • Communication and Language Team
  • Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs)

For further information…
Call 023 9258 8311 or email

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