College staff will liaise with you, your school and local authority to decide what support you will need on all aspects of your course. This includes lectures, classes, practicals, field trips, work experience placements, course assessments and exams.
Your local authority will ask your permission to share information about your future plans and support needs from your EHCP with college staff. You should be involved throughout and agree to the support plans before term starts.
Your course and the college will be different from school, and sometimes the support you need will also be different.
Ideally you need to know what support arrangements are to be made before your EHCP transition review, because as part of that you will need to tell them your preferred college course and which college you want to study at. After your transition EHCP review you will receive a copy of your draft EHCP. You will have 15 days to read it and respond. If you disagree with the draft EHCP you must write to the local authority to tell them why within 15 days.
You also have the right to specify the name of the specific school or college you wish to move to. Once you have agreed the draft EHCP the local authority will inform the school or college you want to move to. This should not come as a surprise to you, the provider or the local authority.
The new system to support disabled young people is designed to include your views throughout, to help you get the information you need to make choices about your future based on all the relevant facts.
However, if the local authority does not agree with your choice of college you have the right to mediation support and to take your case to the First Tier Tribunal.