Queenswood education centre provides personalised learning programmes to meet the needs of learners with severe and complex learning difficulties.  Learning programmes are created around the individual learners EHCP outcomes alongside the development of life skills, communication and independence.

We understand that all learners skills and needs vary and recognise that it is likely that Vine learners will need a high level of support throughout their lives. We support each learner to reach their potential and encourage them to be as independent as they can be as they prepare for adulthood.

Vine has classrooms and care facilities that incorporate tracking hoists. Learners medical, physical and feed regimes are catered for and there is a close working relationship with NHS services.

Duration 1 year
Study mode
Start date 04/09/2018
Campus Queenswood Education Centre
Course code 41086-01
Fee Free to eligible students

What you learn

Course themes:

• Creative pathway

• Physical pathway

• Vocational pathway

• Practical pathway

• Lifeskills pathway

• Sensory pathway

• Transition pathway

• Build confidence, independence and self-advocacy skills

• Accessing the community and local services


Students will have the opportunity to accredit learning.

Benefits / Skills you will develop

  • Cooking, shopping and household tasks
  • Creative activities and personal enrichment
  • Enterprise activities
  • Personal and social development
  • Using leisure time effectively to improve health and wellbeing
  • Practical maths and English
  • Accessing the community
  • Using public transport
  • Personal presentation
  • Using computers
  • Using money and managing a personal budget
  • Sport and social activities

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

The course is delivered at the Queenswood Education Centre, Foxcroft Close, LS6 3NT.

This is a newly refurbished building, with 3 changing suites, state of the art sensory rooms, adaptable training kitchen, sports hall, well equipped and spacious classrooms, and a training flat.  Queenswood Education Centre is situated in large grounds, enabling plenty of outdoor activities with easy access to Beckett Park and Headingley.

Vine also promotes learning off-site, and many sessions utilise local sports centres, swimming baths, shopping centres etc.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. Vine expects students to apply who are currently within special school education and who would benefit from individual learning programmes to meet their high levels of learning and support needs

What's next

Next steps are planned with the learner and their circle of support via the transition planning pathway. 

Further opportunities may be developed within Leeds City College, or plans developed to create active adult lives with other service providers.

Campus Locations

Queenswood Education Centre

Foxcroft Close
West Yorkshire
Nearest train station