Important Entry Requirement & Application Update

Once you've applied, you will be invited to attend a virtual information event at the beginning of 2021. At this event, you will have the opportunity to find out more about your course, meet the staff and ask any questions that you may have.

If your course requires an interview you will receive an email with details about your video call. There will be no need for you to come on site. Don't worry if you don't receive an email about an interview, not every course needs one.

Is this course right for me?

Learners have a planned timetable based on individual sensory experiences and these are timetabled around the most important and relevant elements of the 4 Pillar of ILS curriculum, which are: Independent Living Skills; Accessing the Community and Health and Wellbeing.

Entry requirements:

An offer of a place on this course is subject to a successful outcome from a series of transition meetings and a referral from Social Services, School Additional Needs Coordinator, Special schools, Independent specialist schools and colleges and Careers Wales. 

Working at Milestone 1-3


The programme is delivered through a variety of sensory experiences to promote individual choice, social interaction, communication and self-awareness.


Learners will be following a non-accredited programme. After setting individual targets, learners may be assessed through a variety of methods which meet their individual learner needs.


Depending on local opportunities, learners may progress to day centres and possible sheltered employment opportunities.

Additional campus/course information:

  • Dolgellau
    • A sensory curriculum provided to promote communication skills, social interaction and physical activities.   
    • Consistent and effective communication techniques are used to promote the learners communication and making choices skills e.g. by using objects of reference; switches; Intensive Interaction.      
    • Social interaction skills are developed through e.g. Touch Trust, an annual residential trip, active community participation and inclusion.                                                                    
    • Physical activities include weekly swimming sessions and following physiotherapy instruction and guidance for posture care and exercise needs.                                                               
    • Working effectively with professionals and service providers to aid a smooth transition to and from college. 
  • Glynllifon

    The programme is designed to develop the learners' communication and choice making skills, develop social interaction and decision making.

    A sensory curriculum to enable the learners to reach their full potential through activiities such as shop, cook and taste, music activities,  small animal care, social stories and outside visits to compliment the above activities, which take place in the local community.

    Touch Trust and Intensive Interaction techniques are used to enhance the teaching experience.

    The team works effectively with professionals and service providers to aid a smooth transition to and from college.