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Chatsworth Futures
Specialist College

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The Curriculum

The Curriculum:

Person centred planning, Independence, functional skills, communication and personal and social development are at the core of our learning programmes. We offer highly individualised programmes in a range of areas including English and Maths, daily living skills, horticulture, cookery and arts and crafts. Learners participate in a range of enrichment activities and community trips and visits. 

Learners are offered a three-year placement at the college and study one of four courses as follows

                             Total Communication                                 Pre-Entry Level

                             Total Communication and Life Skills        Entry Level 1

                             Total Life Skills and Employability             Entry Level 2

                             Total Employability                                      Entry Level 3


An additional course, Focus Employability, is also now available to enable learners to gain industry-specific qualifications and progress further onto their specific, chosen employment pathways.


For each learner an application process is followed by an individual assessment conducted by a senior leader and the speech and language therapist. On entry to the college a baseline assessment is undertaken and from this the learners’ programme of study is constructed in relation to the outcomes identified in their individual EHCPs.