At Oakwood Court College we provide residential and non-residential educational placements at our campus in Devon and at our campus in Cornwall.

Oakwood Court College

  • Section 41 – listed under Section 41 of the Secretary of State’s Approved List
  • A College Rated ‘Good’ with Ofsted
  • Registered with CQC
  • A Member of Natspec – The Association of National Specialist Colleges

Criteria for admission:

  • Young People aged between 16-25 years old, with a learning difficulty/disability, behavioural problems, Autism and or other associated complex needs
  • Oakwood Court has two separate campuses. One in Dawlish, Devon and the other in Torpoint, Cornwall.
  • Young people are offered a placement on either a residential or day placement basis
  • A full assessment of need will be completed by the team at Oakwood Court College. Young people who are seeking a residential package will be assessed over a three day period and offered at least one overnight stay
  • A more flexible approach to assessment can be offered to those young people for whom a three day assessment is not appropriate
  • In addition to local authority funded places, our services can be purchased by families, carers, and service users over the age of 18 or their brokers via a direct payment, individual budget, individual service fund or personal/private funds.



  • The college is fully accessible, with a range of facilities, including a full ICT suite, workshop, drama studio, library, extensive grounds and a market garden
  • The College has on-site residential accommodation on a 38 or 52 week basis
  • Our residential facilities range from large properties with individual bedrooms and communal areas, to self-contained single and shared flats
  • Both campuses are a short walk from the local town, with full amenities
  • The college has its own dedicated transport fleet



  • A range of courses including fulltime, part time and short courses
  • An approved examination centre for Entry Level to Level 2 externally accredited qualifications
  • Examination Boards include ASDAN, OCR, City and Guilds, EDCC
  • Bespoke In- House recognised certificates to help measure each learners progress
  • Learning takes place in specifically sized groups according to the assessed needs of the individual
  • Access to Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)
  • Established pathways to employment
  • A full range of community based work placements
  • Work placements are overseen by the Work Placement Coordinator who ensures students work towards specific personalised targets
  • The college has a unique Assessment of Personal Progress System (APPs) that support learners to develop their independent skills and reach their chosen destination

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