Touch Trust College of the Arts

The Touch Trust College is our provision for young adults aged 19 to 25. It runs over three days a week with a regular Touch Trust session in the morning and a music, art of movement or art session in the afternoon. Students follow a programme focusing on creativity, wellbeing and social awareness . This is overlaid by themes. The events and outings in the final programme reflect the interests and abilities of the students and the chosen themes. Students can attend for one, two or three days a week and the syllabus will be adjusted so that all students can achieve accredited Agored Cymru Credits.

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To download the Touch Trust College Prospectus please Click Here The prospectus provides further information on course content, dates and prices.

You can also contact the Touch Trust office on 029 20 635 660 or info@touchtrust.co.uk for any enquiries.

How The Touch Trust College of the Arts came about...

Children and young people with profound and multiple disabilities aged 0 to 19 are entitled to access education or health & social services funding. There has been a widespread development of special schools throughout the UK for those young people who have special needs.

Touch Trust commissioned a feasibility study for a Touch Trust College for post nineteen year olds. The study showed that although much good work is being done in special schools for children up to the age of nineteen, once they have passed the age of statutory education services, the provision ends and no suitable alternative for continued learning exists. The study shows that there are many examples of young people with profound disabilities progressively becoming more isolated and lacking any form of stimulation for lack of suitable facilities and services. The study showed that a limited number of pupils go on to Day Centres which are run by Social Services. Some Day Centres are attempting to address the ongoing education of these young people but the provision is patchy and dependent on geographical location.

Young people with profound and multiple disabilities are the most disadvantaged. They deserve to have access to lifelong learning, and opportunities for creative expression. Touch Trust's goal is to provide the highest qualilty of education in the arts, and to be a flagship for the world.