Young people with special educational needs or disabilities can study a variety of courses depending on their ability, interests and career plans. If you are aged 16 - 25, on a course at school or college and feel that you need extra help, you can request an education, health and care needs assessment.
Courses and study programmes
A wide range of courses or study programmes are available; these are offered in a range of subjects and at different levels. Details on courses, entry requirements and how to apply can be found on individual school and college websites or on UCAS Progress website.
If you are interested in finding out more about further education courses, you may want to look at the guide, Into Further Education, published by Disability Rights UK. This guide is for anyone with learning, health or disability issues.
Further education colleges and special schools offer courses designed specifically for young people with special educational needs or disabilities; these may be called supported learning or education.
You can find details of courses and how students with additional needs are supported on individual school and college websites.
We produce this 'Moving On' booklet each year. It contains information about the education, training and employment choices and options available for young people with SEND as they leave school and college. Last updated August 2018.
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SENDIASS offers impartial information and advice for families who have a child with special educational needs or emerging needs.