Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Special Educational Needs

At Cambridge Regional College, we take Special Educational Needs very seriously.  Meeting your needs is the best way of enabling you to achieve your potential and this is all we ever want for our students!  Whatever your educational need, we aspire to have the right provision available for you; from specific courses for learners with severe learning difficulties through to in-class support for learners who need someone to take notes.  If you have a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan and you feel you need continued support here at CRC, please talk to us.

If you are interested in a Supportive Education course, designed specifically for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, please click on the Supportive Education link to the right.

If you would like to study on a mainstream college course, but would need some in-class support to do so, please click on the SEND Support link to the right.

If you have been identified by the Local Authority as a learner who requires an individual curriculum, please contact us to see how we do this at CRC.

We may be biased, but we think the support for SEN at Cambridge Regional College is excellent. Our recent Ofsted report stated:

“The support for learners who require extra help to achieve their potential is highly effective”.

“Learners’ personal and additional support needs are assessed accurately and quickly”.

“Teachers and support assistants work well together to ensure that learners benefit from a co-ordinated response to their needs. As a result, learners make good progress in developing their subject knowledge and independent learning skills”.


The recent Internal Quality Review stated:

“Professional, enthusiastic staff who are caring and passionate about the role they offer their learners and the provision as a whole”.

“The highly trained and committed personal learning support team gives exceptional support to students across the college which, when planned with teaching staff, is tailor-made to suit individual needs”.

“Every opportunity is made to make the learners feel included in the college. Special provisions are made for lunch times. There is a lot of good will from staff to ensure these are successful. For example, games session during lunch, which learners seemed to enjoy. Some staff also give up their time to spend lunch with the learners”.

Please use the links to find out how to contact us to find out more!  We’re really looking forward to meeting you.

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