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Go to a specialist college

Sometimes a local college cannot offer you the support you need. If that happens you might be able to apply to a specialist college.

What would I do in a specialist college?

At a specialist college you might:

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Stay at the college in the week or during term time

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Learn new skills

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Learn to look after yourself

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Get to know how to use public transport like buses, trains and taxis

How much time will I spend in a specialist college?

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You could be a day student and go to college for 4 – 5 days a week

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You could live at the college

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Most courses last for 2 years

How do I find out more about a specialist college?

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Talk to your parents or carers 

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Talk to your Career Adviser – it can be quite hard to get a place at a specialist college and your Career Adviser will have to apply for funding 

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Talk to your Social Worker 

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Find different specialist colleges by looking at the Natspec website

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