Sense College

A Sense College student in a Centre art roomSense College is an Independent Specialist College (ISC) operating in the East Midlands and the East of England.

The college is committed to providing the best quality education and lifelong learning by supporting young people and adults who have visual and hearing impairments and additional disabilities.

We do this through offering a range of Education and Lifelong Learning Programmes to meet the differing needs of educational learners and day service learners. 

Sense College operates on a geographically dispersed delivery model. Our centres are welcoming and provide a range of specialist equipment to support the needs of our learners  We have nine sites:

  1. Aldeby Resource Centre, Norfolk
  2. Bourne Resource Centre, Bourne, East Lincolnshire
  3. Cambridge Resource Centre, Knapwell, Cambridge
  4. Dereham Resource Centre, Dereham, Norfolk
  5. Glenside Resource Centre, Spalding, Lincolnshire
  6. Hampton Resource Centre, Peterborough
  7. Rothwell Resource Centre, Kettering
  8. Sense @ Keech, Luton, Bedfordshire
  9. Windsor Resource Centre, Louth, North Lincolnshire

We nurture each individual so that they can grow in confidence and independence and we offer many opportunities for personal fulfilment. Our specialist staff are professionally qualified and deliver high standards of education and care in high quality multi-sensory facilities to meet the needs of learners and enhance their learning experience.

"Sense College aims to inspire an individual’s capacity to learn and develop their potential."
Pat Dyson, Principal, Sense College

Each resource centre is managed by an Education Service Manager (ESM). Learning,  achievement and attainment is measured against a specialist curriculum assessment framework for deafblind learners delivered by staff trained in meeting the needs of deafblind learners. 

Each resource centre offers a wide range of learning, vocational and educational activities delivered within the regulatory framework of Ofsted. This service is in addition to the care responsibilities delivered for each learner in accordance with their individual plan.

All learners are supported to use whichever communication methods are appropriate for them, and detailed individual plans are put together to support each learner’s future development. The College partners with general further education colleges to provide opportunities to progress and attain at a higher level.

For more information, please see our downloadable Sense College prospectus.

First published: Monday 5 August 2013
Updated: Tuesday 1 December 2015