LLDD Centre of Excellence

Overview

This pioneering venture for North London opened in September 2014 and is the first purpose-built college centre in the area providing specialist education facilities which are totally dedicated to the specific needs of students with learning disabilities.

The College’s specialist centre, based at the Southgate Campus in Enfield, provides a new and improved learning environment for disabled students and those with learning difficulties.

The Supported Learning Department was historically split over two campuses in Southgate and Grahame Park in Colindale, but from September 2014 it has all been based at the Southgate Campus.

The challenges that these students face throughout their lives are complex and demanding, but one critical factor is the need for an educational environment that helps each individual reach his or her potential in life.

The Centre of Excellence provides this very place allowing students to learn in a safe environment entirely tailored to their needs. The Centre makes a life-changing difference to 200 students each year.

The inspirational building and facilities help them develop vital communication, independent living and work skills to equip them with the best chance of being economically active and building a life in their local communities.

Students have the support they need to realise their potential; learning through practical and vocational learning and therapies that develop living, working and communication skills enhanced by the superb facilities that include a:

  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Sensory Room
  • Physiotherapy facility
  • Rebound room and specialist sports equipment
  • Range of specialist classrooms and accessible facilities with ceiling tracking
  • Mini sports hall
  • Media suite
  • Catering Café
  • Domestic Kitchen
  • Drama Room with staging, lighting and specialist equipment
  • Sensory and recreational garden
  • Range of art and craft rooms

Read more about the Centre of Excellence - download a brochure

Opening of the LLDD Centre of Excellence

Baroness Grey-Thompson officially opens College's LLDD Centre of Excellence