Coleg Elidyr - Specialist College

Specialist further education for people with complex learning needs. Supporting young people with autism, learning difficulties and disabilities to live life to the fullest.

We’ve spent decades refining our approach and creating an environment that helps to prepare learners for life when they leave us. We currently offer two placement options, the Foundation Education programme and our Skills for Life programme.

Both programmes have been designed to suit the learning outcomes included in Education & Health Care Plans (EHCPs) and Individual Development Plans (IDPs)

An Inspirational Place to Learn

Whichever programme a learner is on they will have access to our wide-ranging facilities, on-site therapeutic support and committed staff. We run a 24hr programme up to 52 weeks a year ... every minute for every person is accounted for. This allows us to provide a holistic approach to personal development.

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Boy running in a race on a beach in Elidyr headband.

A Person-Centred Curriculum

We have a broad and balanced curriculum designed to meet the needs of all learners. We want the young people that we work with to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

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When our son started at Coleg Elidyr we felt we had reached our limits – we needed help to move him forwards – we got it! He has achieved so much this year, far more than we could ever have imagined.


High Quality Specialist Further Education Provider

In 2019 we achieved 'Advanced Accreditation' by the National Autistic Society. We are also proud to have been graded as excellent in all areas by Estyn in 2019 and 2014.

Download Our Prospectus

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Chart with excellent Estyn results in 5 inspection areas.

Coleg Elidyr is increasingly seen as a centre of excellence in the field of autism in particular, in relationship to the work it has done on measuring outcomes in skills for life and work.

NAS, Autism Accreditation Award Committee, 2019

Key Team Members

Geraint Wadley

Head of Education & Training

Sue Hope-Bell

Deputy Head of Education & Training

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