Information for Students

Information for students


Starting college is an exciting time. You will learn new skills that could help you to get a job or live more independently. You may even live away from home for the first time at a residential college.

Frequently Asked Questions

7 Student making bags to sell and give to visitors

You will have lots of questions about what to expect at a specialist college. We have tried to answer some of the questions that students frequently ask us in the leaflet below.

Students’ college stories

Foxes student with fox

Students at specialist colleges have some great stories to tell.  We have collected some of their stories for you to read and enjoy in the section below.

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Get involved in Natspec’s Inclusive Skills Competitions

Engineering projects

Natspec’s skills competitions are great fun. They give you the chance to show off skills you have learnt at college, which could help you to get a job or enjoy a new hobby. The competitions are designed to be fair and supportive for young people with a learning difficulty or disability.

Natspec Specialist College Directory

1 Student preparing food for the Bell Bar

Natspec’s Specialist College Directory has information about all of the colleges that are members of Natspec.