Education Post-16

Every day’s a school day…

For people with a learning disability there are options to continue learning with or without an EHCP. This page has information from local authority, education and organisations offering continued learning post16.


Natspec - The voice of specialist further education

Natspec are a membership organisation of specialist further education. They have a handy search facility to locate colleges across the UK. Link –   Search – Natspec

Colleges can be search by category of support as well as location.

Please note this is a membership organisation and may not be an exhaustive list, Essex Carers Network do not recommend any one website or college.


IPSEA for education law and advice

IPSEA are an Independent Provider of Special Education Advice  and a registered charity (number 327691) IPSEA offers free and independent legally based information, advice and support to help get the right education for children and young people with all kinds of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). 
IPSEA has a suite of free downloadable guides, resources, and template letters available to parents and carers. These guides are complemented by a free Advice Line and Call-in Helpline which provide legally based information and next step advice on any educational issue that is a result of a child or young person’s SEND

Adult Community Learning Essex

ACL offer many courses to suit various vocations and interests. Supported Learning is a way for people with learning disabilities to have support whilst they learn.