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SEND Foundation Programmes

Our SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities) foundation programmes will support you in your steps towards independence.

STUDY SEND Foundation Programmes

We offer a variety of routes to get you where you want to go, even if you don’t yet have the qualifications to get you there.
Our programmes will allow you to progress towards independence – building personal, social and work readiness skills that are vital for daily living.


We believe that everyone should be treated fairly. No student should be at a disadvantage, so we want to make sure that we make all reasonable adjustments to help you go about your learning.

Working closely with our Additional Support team, we can help develop a specific support programme tailored to your needs. This may include in or out-of-class support with literacy, numeracy or study skills, as well as other adjustments.

We can offer support with any disability, including:

  • Physical disabilities
  • Learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Sensory impairments, such as visual or hearing difficulties
  • Mental health problems

 The type of support we offer includes:

  • In-class support from learning support assistants
  • Individual or small group out-of-class support from qualified additional support tutors
  • Use of specialist software and equipment
  • Guidance and support from experienced staff
  • Liaison with external support agencies
  • Communication support workers and note takers to aid those with hearing difficulties


Working with students, parents, carers and local service providers, West Sussex County Council (WSCC) have produced the West Sussex Local Offer, which provides a basic guide to the location and accessibility of services for students requiring special educational needs and disability (SEND).

Working in collaboration with WSCC, our Additional Support team have produced our own Post 16 Local Offer.

Post 16 Local Offer

Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk Policy


If you have any questions regarding the services Chichester College can provide for students with special educational needs, please contact 01243 786321 and ask for Additional Support.

You can also view more information about additional support at Chichester College by visiting our additional support webpage.


With individual and small group support from dedicated staff, you’ll get experience of working with others and learn how to deal effectively with everyday situations. These are the skills you’ll need to move forward towards achieving your goals and ambitions.

Innovative Working Environments

You will be working in a specialist studios, at a desk, in editing suites, darkrooms and collaboratively with local galleries. This will allow you to learn new ideas and support your creative journey, developing a portfolio that will help you progress after college.

Industry Recognised Software

Using industry standard software, including Photoshop, SketchUp and Adobe. Studying at Chichester College, you will have access to the same software packages that industry professionals are using.

Relevant and Practical Projects

Projects are practical and linked to real employer needs, including the production of artwork and designs for real purposes, usually for clients. This shows students what content companies are looking for, developing essential industry skills.

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