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Specialist Independent College 16-25

Fortune College, part of The Fortune Centre Of Riding Therapy, is a specialist college for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities aged 16-25. The college’s Further Education Through Horsemanship (FETH) Course offers an educational residential/day programme, working with horses, that prepares young people with learning disabilities to live as independently as possible and participate in their local community. The college provides the opportunity to achieve accredited qualifications, develop communication skills, independent living skills, self-confidence and skills for working life.

Where to Go

Name of venue
Fortune College
Venue address
(The Fortune Centre Of Riding Therapy)
Avon Tyrrell
Bransgore
Christchurch
Dorset
Postcode
BH23 8EE
Additional Notes

Fortune College, part of The Fortune Centre Of Riding Therapy, is a specialist college for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities aged 16-25. The college’s Further Education Through Horsemanship (FETH) Course offers an educational residential/day programme, working with horses, that prepares young people with learning disabilities to live as independently as possible and participate in their local community. The college provides the opportunity to achieve accredited qualifications, develop communication skills, independent living skills, self-confidence and skills for working life.

The curriculum is delivered across three locations:

  • Our main education site at Avon Tyrrell which includes an indoor and outdoor school, fields, access directly onto the New Forest, classrooms and a new IT Hub.

  • Wootton Hall Farm, located 15 minutes drive from Avon Tyrrell, which is our main residential site for residential students. Wootton also has its own stable yard and provides weekly riding therapy sessions for local children, up to the age of 16, with a range of special educational needs and disabilities.

  • Meredith Lodge is nearby in the village of Burley and provides students with the opportunity to live in a semi independent flat, to practice and develop their independence in preparation for their future.

Further information can be found on our website Specialist College | Fortune College | England

 

 

When is it On?

Date & Time Information
Open 7 Days a week, Term Time 38 weeks per year
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Session Information
Varies from term to term

Other Details

Associated Cost
Yes
Referral required?
Yes
Referral and availability notes

Self referral by young person, parents/carers, referral from specific agencies such as SEN Team, social services.

Supporting people with:
Learning difficulty
Notes

A large majority of our students will have special educational needs and will have received specialist educational support before they apply for the Further Education Through Horsemastership (FETH) Course. Our qualified staff team assess each student prior to entry and again in the first half term of the FETH Course. Seeking additional support would be relevant if it became clear that the student would benefit from other services not catered for by the Fortune Centre of Riding Therapy (FCRT); such as mental health services. Interventions are specific to individuals and their needs and can be arranged at any point during a student’s course. Depending on the need these can be delivered in small group sessions or on an individual basis.

Who to Contact

Name
Su Hodgkiss
Position
Admission Administrator
Telephone
01425673297
Email
admissions@fcrt.ac.uk
Website
https://www.fortune.ac.uk/
Additional Notes

Fortune College, part of The Fortune Centre Of Riding Therapy, is a specialist college for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities aged 16-25. The college’s Further Education Through Horsemanship (FETH) Course offers an educational residential/day programme, working with horses, that prepares young people with learning disabilities to live as independently as possible and participate in their local community. The college provides the opportunity to achieve accredited qualifications, develop communication skills, independent living skills, self-confidence and skills for working life.

The curriculum is delivered across three locations:

  • Our main education site at Avon Tyrrell which includes an indoor and outdoor school, fields, access directly onto the New Forest, classrooms and a new IT Hub.

  • Wootton Hall Farm, located 15 minutes drive from Avon Tyrrell, which is our main residential site for residential students. Wootton also has its own stable yard and provides weekly riding therapy sessions for local children, up to the age of 16, with a range of special educational needs and disabilities.

  • Meredith Lodge is nearby in the village of Burley and provides students with the opportunity to live in a semi independent flat, to practice and develop their independence in preparation for their future.

Further information can be found on our website Specialist College | Fortune College | England

 

 

Last Updated: 18/06/2021