Accessibility links

Horizons - Sensory Skills at Central College Nottingham

Course description

The Sensory Skills course is suitable for Pre-Entry Level learners on the milestone continuum 1 to 4 with significant high support needs to prepare you for life and living. You will learn the basic skills of interaction and communication such as making choices, using language, signs and symbols. Classes are kept small and taught in a mixture of traditional classroom and multi-sensory environments by specifically trained and experienced tutors.

Course content

The programme consists of a variety of topics with a specific focus on the development of communication and sensory experiences. Topics may include:

  • Communication skills
  • Number development
  • Making ICT accessible
  • Personal Awareness
  • Music
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Environmental Studies
  • Art and Craft

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. You will be required to attend a guidance interview to find the most appropriate programme to meet your individual needs. All applicants will be assessed to ensure we are able to provide an appropriate and effective support package for you to access the College and the Sensory Skills programme. We welcome applications from young people and adults with learning difficulties and/or disabilities that are working at Pre-Entry Level (Milestones 1 to 4).


You will be supported to produce a record of achievement to demonstrate your skills, experience and development in each area of the programme. You will have your own personal tutor to help; support and guide to ensure all needs are met effectively.

Future opportunities

  • Horizons - Sensory Advanced
  • Horizons - Lifeskills

Further information

The programme is fully supported and endeavours to provide a positive and rewarding experience and environment for each learner.

Central run various social clubs that students can join to increase their confidence and to enhance their independent living skills. You can find out more about the social clubs here.

Need help with tuition fees, travel or equipment costs? Click here if you are aged 16-18 or here if you are aged 19+

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Central College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 22 June 2015
Provider logo

Key information


  • More information
    • The Centre houses our Horizons courses and provides specialist facilities for students with a range of physical and learning difficulties and disabilities.