All admission enquiries are managed by a dedicated Admissions Coordinator who understands the questions families may have and will assist in all aspects of the admissions process.
An application for a student placement at Beechwood College can be made by any individual involved in the life of a young person with a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).
As a first step students and their parents, or representatives from the local authority, are encouraged to take a guided tour of the College where staff will be on hand to answer any questions.
After this visit a request for a formal assessment can be made by completing our Referral Form.
Beechwood College will then arrange for a day or residential placement assessment to be undertaken and produce an assessment report detailing the placement offer and associated fees.
Finally, once funding has been agreed, Beechwood College will develop and implement a comprehensive transition plan.
Beechwood College is dually registered with the Welsh Government as an independent Further Education (FE) College and with Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) as a Care Home for Younger Adults.
Collectively both registrations serve to ensure that the College provides a holistic approach to lifelong learning and skill development for male and female students. This is inclusive of day students that reside at home and come to us for education during term times.
As a service provider we feel strongly that all of the young people and adults that are placed at Beechwood College are expected to engage in meaningful education and should not commence a placement at the College without first being assessed and deemed appropriate for a specialist education setting.
Therefore, it is crucial that registered persons (Registered Manager and Head of Education) collectively demonstrate that arrangements made within the home relating to the provision of care and wellbeing also include the provision of further education within the boundaries of the registered premises.
Due to the specific nature of our College, the registered persons shall only agree to accommodate students following a full and thorough initial assessment of their needs which also takes into account compatibility and behavioural suitability. It remains the joint responsibility of the registered persons to ensure that effective provision is established for the health and welfare of all that attend the site.