Derwen College


Derwen College delivers exceptional programmes and a rich learning environment for young people, aged from 16 to 25 years, with special educational needs and disabilities, including:

• Learning and physical disabilities • Autism Spectrum Disorder • Behaviours of concern • PMLD

Our main campus is in Gobowen, near Oswestry in North Shropshire

What we do:

  • Vocational pathways Depending on the location, we have the following vocational pathways available. • Hospitality and Food • Horticulture • Performing Arts • Retail and Enterprise • Sports and Fitness • Business Support
  • Learning for Life pathway The Life Skills / Preparation for work pathway is designed for students not yet ready for a full-time vocational pathway. You will gain the necessary skills that support you in all aspects of life.
  • Alongside your chosen pathway, we will work with you to develop an individualised programme: Functional Skills (English, maths and ICT); Employability Skills; Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE); and Independence Skills development
  • An extensive range of therapies and wellbeing support is available including: Positive Behaviour Support; speech & language therapy; occupational therapy; counselling; and physiotherapy and Learning Disability Nurses.
  • Derwen College also offers Short Breaks holiday provision for young adults aged 18 upwards to enjoy a break.

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Age Range: 16–25

Wheelchair Accessible?

Free to use?

Requires an application to be completed

Contact Details

01691 661 234


Derwen College, Whittington Road,
SY11 3JA


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