Thornbeck College

Thornbeck College is an Independent Specialist College providing personalised programmes to autistic and neurodiverse individuals

Thornbeck College was the recipient of the prestigious LSIS Beacon Status in 2010

Pathway Overview

Choosing the Continuing Education pathway of the Learning for Living and Work Programme enables you to undertake a variety of sessions to develop your skills in a range of different areas.

Entry Requirements

  • You must have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and is subject to commissioning by your local authority

  • This pathway is aimed at learners aged between 16 and 24

  • A three day referral visit followed by a comprehensive extended initial assessment period

Pathway Content

This pathway could include:

  • Vocational courses from Entry Level 2 up to Level 1

  • Functional Skills qualifications in English, Mathematics and ICT from Entry level 1 up to Level 2

  • Visits to continuing education providers

  • Individual travel training programme

  • Support to develop strategies to self-regulate your social and emotional well-being

  • e-Safety

  • Personal safety

  • Communication and social interaction skills

  • Problem solving

  • Independent living skills

  • Community inclusion

  • Health and well-being

  • Experience of work

  • Social action project

Next Steps

After completion of your programme, you can progress to:


  • Further study

  • Vocational programmes

  • Supported living/independent living

  • Community participation

  • Day activities

  • Volunteering

  • Personal budget

  • Supported employment/paid work

More Information​

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