Beechwood College

  • Specialism: 
    Beechwood College is a residential college for students with an Autistic Spectrum Condition.
  • Residential/Day: 
    Beechwood College offers inspirational education for young people with ASC, with a flexible range of placements. The majority of students take up fifty-two week placements, although thirty-eight week, term-time only are available. Beechwood College is also able to accept day students that attend College within the term time period. Other variations in placement type can be negotiated as we are always willing to respond to the needs of individual students and their families.
  • Course Start Dates: 
    Flexible – students can be at Beechwood College at any time of the year. The academic year starts in September.
  • Course Length per Year in weeks: 
    Formal education is 38 weeks, but there is a 24/7 waking curriculum throughout the year.
  • Maximum Student Numbers: 
    57 residents and 10 day students.
  • Age Range: 

General Description of College:
Beechwood College offers inspirational education for young people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC). Our vision and philosophy is based upon the principles of TEACCH, PECS and Makaton.

The Curriculum:
Our unique twenty-four hour learning environment supports students to:
* increase communication
* build imagination and creativity
* develop social confidence and skills
* enhance sensory integration

Specialist Facilities:
At Beechwood College we know that every young adult has potential. We aim to unlock that potential by delivering individual programmes of study that are based around a clear assessment of each student’s primary needs.

We provide twenty-four hour, seven days-a-week care and support for every residential student in every aspect of their daily lives.

Beechwood College is unique in that it has its own highly skilled team of clinicians working in close partnership with the residential and education teams in order to meet the physical and emotional health needs of each student.


  1. A range of vocational courses with opportunities for accreditation.
  2. A personal development programme
  3. A programme to enable students to learn more about themselves and how to form relationships
  4. Expertise in working with students with autism spectrum disorder with associated challenging behaviour
  5. In-house speech and language therapy
  6. A range of therapeutic services
  7. Opportunities to prepare for further training after college
  8. Opportunities to explore a range of living options after college
  9. A programme to help students to look after themselves more independently
  10. Expertise in working with students with severe autism spectrum disorder
  11. Opportunities to prepare for work after college
  12. Opportunities to experience real work situations
  13. A work placement scheme with local employers
  14. Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills
  15. Opportunities to improve Information and learning technology skills
  16. Opportunities to develop strategies to promote appropriate behaviour
  17. A transition programme into independent living
  18. Opportunities to take part in a wide range of social, leisure and sporting activities
  19. Help with negotiating suitable long term provision
  20. Expertise in working with students with autism spectrum disorder

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Beechwood College

Hayes Road
Vale of Glamorgan
CF64 5SE

Telephone:029 2053 2210
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