Opened in 2004, Beechwood College is a specialist day and residential service for young adults between the ages of 16 and 25 with a formal diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition or Asperger’s Syndrome. Based upon the principles of TEACCH, PECS and Makaton, the College’s goal is to provide opportunities and experiences for each individual, regardless of ability, to prepare them for later life. The integrated approach to learning has qualified lecturers, residential and clinical teams partnering together so that each student’s personalised education programme is developed and reinforced consistently as a 24-hour learning environment which can lead to formal accreditation. The integrated learning approach, which involves the active participation of the education, clinical and residential teams, aims to provide each student with a 24-hour learning environment tailored to their specific needs. The College's goal is to provide a very broad range of experiences and skills for each individual, preparing them for later life and developing their skills in their areas of interest. It is a tribute to the hard work of our students and the efforts of the Beechwood College team that students enjoy success in a wide area of skills. In the year 2018 83% of students achieved BTEC and ASDAN qualifications. Students also participate and complete Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Scheme Awards and Enterprise Projects aimed at building confidence, team working and community living skills. Beechwood College is situated in Sully South Wales, adjoining overlooking green fields and overlooking the Bristol Channel. Yet the shops and social facilities of Barry are only a few minutes drive away. Beechwood College is part of the South Wales-based Ludlow Street Healthcare Group. Employing more than 1100 staff including extensive clinical teams, Ludlow Street Healthcare is a provider of tailored care solutions for adults over the age of 16 who have a range of complex mental health, personality disorder and physical health needs.
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