SEND Foundation Programmes


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

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.

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.

Additional Support

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 

Post 16 Local Offer

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


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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.

Additional Support

Our FacilitiesSEND Foundation Programmes

Build Your Skills

Our support staff will give you the confidence to build your skills in a comfortable environment.

Ofsted Outstanding

Ofsted says: "Teachers and support staff ensure all learners, especially those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and those from challenging backgrounds, achieve to their full potential."

Well-Being Service

The College has a Well-Being Service, which includes two Nurses and a Counselling team, ensuring that the medical needs and well-being of our young people are met.

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