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Lifelong learning (education)

Find out more about lifelong learning and education for young people with SEND in Hammersmith & Fulham. 

Click here to download the SEND 16+ Route Planner for young people and their families.

Click here to download the Supported Internship Programme.

Further Education

Find your local colleges and sixth forms.

Local Colleges have a number of routes that can lead to employment. One option is to undertake academic qualifications (e.g. GCSE’s and A levels) which are accepted entry requirements for some jobs. Alternatively they can lead to into Higher Education and then onto employment.

Another route is to do a vocational (work related) course – these can be in anything from bricklaying and engineering to beauty, tourism and sport. Usually there are different levels of course and entry may depend on GCSE results or other qualifications. These can lead directly to a job or can lead to Higher Education

The final route is through courses run by the special needs departments. Often these courses are at entry level and enable students to have work tasters and concentrate on gaining the skills they will need for the work place.

Check out if you are eligible for the 16 to 19 bursary fund.

Higher Education

Higher Education is a course of study that leads to a degree. Further Education Colleges offer Foundation degrees and Universities offer Honours degrees. Information on courses and entry requirements can be found on the UCAS website. Finance for Higher Education is through the students loan company.


There is also support available for young people with SEND in higher education.

Macbeth Centre

The Macbeth Centre is an adult education hub based just off King Street near the Town Hall. The Centre offer a huge range of classes and courses which can help you to develop new skills; find employment; further your career; gain a qualification; share an interest or attend solely for personal pleasure and enjoyment.

Please click here to find more information about the Macbeth Centre.

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