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Developing independence in an
adult world through communication
vocational, social and life skills
OUR VALUES: Passion | Empowerment | Respect | Collaboration

National Care Group’s Specialist Education Service

Regent College is National Care Group’s specialist education service.

The opportunity for young people to develop and grow

The College helps learners to prepare for the next stage of their lives, supporting each learner to increase their independence to reach their full potential.

Our courses are offered on both full-time and part-time basis, and are located at our main site in Shelton, Stoke on Trent. In addition, a lot of learning opportunities take place in our local and extended community. Community-based learning is central to our curriculum, this includes a wide range of practical activities as well as volunteering and work placement opportunities.

Our curriculum encourages personal development in all areas including confidence, communication, self-advocacy, and increased independence with functional skills. Study programmes are designed to ensure that all learners access a wide range of opportunities within our local and extended communities. Learners work on their individual needs, gain confidence and develop vocational, social, life and communication skills by taking part in real-life activities.

Reported ‘Good’ by OFSTED

“You, your staff and the advisory board members have high expectations for your learners. You and your team are dedicated to improving the short- and longer-term prospects for your learners. You ensure that learners improve their independence through the good development of their communication, vocational, social and life skills. Most learners are making good or better progress from their starting points and towards achieving their goals and aspirations.”


Meeting the needs of our learners with…

  • Severe learning difficulties
  • Communication difficulties
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Autism spectrum disorder with associated challenging behaviour
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Asperger syndrome
  • Profound and multiple learning difficulties
  • Severe autism spectrum disorder

Our curriculum offers…

  • A personal development programme
  • Opportunities for learners to participate in community activities and to learn about citizenship
  • Opportunities for work experience
  • Opportunities to develop strategies to promote appropriate behaviour
  • Opportunities to improve communication skills such as the use of Makaton, symbols or objects of reference
  • A transition programme into independent living
  • Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills
  • Opportunities to take part in a wide range of social, leisure and sporting activities
  • Opportunities for learners to volunteer in the local community and wider afield

A Disability Confident Employer

We are committed to ensuring that disabled people have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. As a Disability Confident Employer, we pledge to:

  • undertake and complete the Disability Confident self-assessment every three years,
  • take all of the core actions to maintain our status as a Disability Confident Employer
  • agree to hiring the right colleagues for our organisation and to retain and develop our people

Developing independence in an
adult world through communication
vocational, social and life skills