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New City College - Tower Hamlets


Service Description

New City College is a large general further education college with campuses across London and Essex. The nine college campuses are based in the London Boroughs of

Havering, Hackney, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and one in Epping Forest in Essex. Being part of the New City College group means shared resources and expertise, greater financial stability and increased opportunity for students, staff, and our local communities.

Our intake are school leavers and adult students who can choose from hundreds of popular courses, and study full or part-time which can be viewed in full on our website.

Additional Information

Additional Information

The SEND offer at New City College, Tower Hamlets is wide and varied to give students the best experience possible in gaining new skills to improve on their independent life skills as well as works towards boosting confidence.
Courses start from from supporting students develop on the preparing for adulthood agenda which is aimed at students who will have difficulty adjusting to college from school (PMLD, SLD, ASD) through to courses which work on accredited qualifications from Entry Level 1 on the Move On course up to Level 1 in our Foundation Pathway course.

Lastly, for SEND students who are looking to exit education and move into a form of work. The Supported Internship Programmes (SIPs) is available to support those learners gain the skills and qualities needed to move them into a form of paid employment.

All learners will focus on their progress in Preparing for Adulthood. This experience will vary depending on the course, but all will embed independent living skills, self-advocacy, road safety and soft employability skills through a range of mediums to ensure students’ progress.
Additionally, English and Maths classes which are embedded within the curriculum for all learners of all levels.

The Supported Internships Programmes (SIPs) enables young people with SEND gain access to trained, enthusiastic employees. This aids to break down barriers to employing people with disabilities, with full support, whilst developing a diverse and positive workforce.

Those experiences enrich the young person which opens up avenues for them to move into a form of a paid work.

Students need to be work ready and enthusiastic about work opportunities.English and Maths classes are embedded in the Supported Internship Programmes (SIPs) as well as relevant work experience opportunities.

The Supported Learning team is part of New City College which is overseen by a Group Curriculum Director and Deputy Curriculum Director. The Supported Learning Department provides supported learning across all college campuses. This includes support for High Needs learners on mainstream courses and the College’s SEND provision, 19+ Adults, Apprentices and all students who disclose a support need.

The department also supported a large number of adult learners enrolled on dedicated adult SEND provision, mainstream adult programmes and ESOL provision.

Supported Learning provides in class support as well as support out of class for students across the College. This support can take different forms such as English, maths, study skills support, SPLD support (including Exam Access Arrangements), support for communication & accessibility needs, support for those with medical conditions and those with complex personal care needs in order to support their access to the College curriculum. Tailored workshops developed across the college, to target low to high level support.
Personalised mentoring, coaching and training as well as utilising the latest assistive technology.

Suitable for ages

Age of Users
From 16



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Further Information

Provider Type
Colleges Colleges
Suitable For
Mental Health Neurological Conditions Degenerative Conditions Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD) Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN) Tourette's Cerebral Palsy Epilepsy Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD) Hearing Impairment and Deafness Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI) Physical Disability Visual Impairment Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Social, Emotional, Behaviour Difficulty (SEBD) Complex Needs Dyslexia Challenging Behaviour Diabetes Downs Syndrome Motor Impairment