RNIB College Loughborough

RNIB College Loughborough supports students with a wide range of disabilities to achieve their goals.

We are a small, friendly college where each member of staff wants to support and empower each student to achieve their full potential. To find out more visit the RNIB College Loughborough website.

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We are having our Family Open Day, in partnership with Action for Blind People and Vista on Saturday 8 October, from 10am until 2pm.

Young people and their families are invited to come and join us for a day full of fun activities, including:

  • Painting
  • Fairy cake icing
  • Photography in our eBay shop
  • Greeting card making and much more!.

You'll be able to join taster sessions and hear about our independence programme, day time activities and Further Education provision.

You will also be able to meet with RNIB College staff and Governors and ask them questions as well as colleagues from Action and staff from Vista.

To find out more and to book your place, call us today on 01509 611077 or visit the RNIB College Loughborough website.

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Further Education

Come and join us for your further education and you will learn within our college enterprises such as the cafeteria, eBay shop, arts centre, college shop and college office. This gives you the opportunity to develop skills in a realistic setting. Together we will look at what you want to get out of your time with us and provide a programme that will move you closer to your goal every day.

Independence programme

Do you want to start to live more independently? Are you keen to do more for yourself? Come on our Bridge programme and we will encourage and support you to do things you’ve previously had others do for you. We will help you try new things so that you gain in confidence and develop the skills you need to lead a fulfilling adult life.

Activities for young adults

Our Flexible Futures programme is designed for young adults who want to join in our activities and be a part of busy college life. You will be a part of one of our enterprises, which are our college businesses operated by students. One week you could be serving food in the cafeteria, another week you could be printing bags to sell in the college shop. Another week you could be selling items on eBay. There is a whole host of activities that you can enjoy with Flexible Futures. 

Respite and short breaks

Fancy a few days away? Why not join us. We offer respite in our modern Stan Bell Centre residences. We can offer you a 24-hour service with waking night staff on hand to provide full care support. We can arrange a package to meet your needs from evening activities to short breaks.

Employment programme

Please note RNIB College Loughborough are no longer receiving referrals for our employment programme. Our current programme is funded through the DWP Residential Training for Disabled Adults (RTDA) which ends on the 31 August 2015. 
There will be a new employment programme, called the Specialist Employability Support (SES) which will start from 1 September 2015. Please make contact with your Jobcentre Plus Advisor, or Disability Employment Advisor, who will be able to tell you more about this new programme and the providers involved with its delivery.
RNC (Royal National College for the Blind) will be the provider supporting people with a sight loss, so you may also want to contact them, and find out more if sight loss is your primary disability.

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