Sense College East – Sense Centres in Bedford and in Streatley

Sense College East is part of the wider organisation Sense (, and is an independent specialist college for young people and adults who have complex disabilities.  Sense College East is Ofsted registered and was graded 'Good' in February 2017 at last inspection.

Our centres in Bedfordshire are located in Bedford and in Streatley (Luton).  The centres offer an education programme (16 – 25 years), and also have an adult social care day service (18 years and above). The education programmes are for students aged 16 to 25 years of age and who have an active Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), and who have who have one or more of the following:

• A moderate to complex learning disability
• A requirement for specialist communication support
• Vision impairment, hearing impairment, or a combined vision & hearing impairment
• Autism or Asperger Syndrome
• A requirement for behavioural support

We offer:

  • Three education pathways which are Learning For Life, Foundation Learning and Employability
  • Highly personalised and progression focused learning programmes
  • Ongoing support with vocational and independent living life skills
  • Courses linked to external accreditation, leading to nationally recognised qualifications
  • Learning through meaningful, realistic and practical activities
  • Programmes and strategies designed to assist students to cope and become more confident in social situations
  • Specialist sensory and communication assessment and support
  • A programme of social and leisure activities within the local community

Who to contact

Contact Name
Transitions Team (placement enquiries)
care of 01733 42 5053 care of 01733 42 5053
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Last Updated

Last updated: 12/07/2023