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Venture Academy

MacIntyre Academies

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At Venture Academy we understand that careful planning and consideration goes into the transition process for all of our young people. We want to support and guide you in planning the next steps for your young person. 

We want to ensure that all our families have the information that they need so they are equipped with a full range of learning opportunities available.

There is useful information on the Warwickshire County Council website about 'Planning for adulthood for those with SEND'. You can find this page here

Mainstream Colleges Local Offer
Specialist Colleges Local Offer
  • The White House at Moreton Morrell has been transformed into a place where students can learn independent living skills, employment skills, health and wellbeing and social inclusion
  • Hereward College is a national college for young adults with additional needs where learners are prepared with the skills they need for independent living and employment
  • Arc School in Ansley - a specialist Autism school
  • Heart of Birmingham Vocational College (previously Calthorpe Vocational Centre) 
  • Glasshouse College is a residential and day provider for ages 16 to 25 years. It can offer craft workshops, social enterprises, performing arts, heritage centre and a 40 acre farm and woodlands for land-based qualifications
  • provides a specialist 6th form dedicated to A level teaching and preparation for employment in an independent learning environment
  • The Campion Group offers post 16 education for young people who present with high severity needs, challenging behaviours, Autism, Aspergers and young people with moderate learning difficulties

A traineeship is work experience that gets young people ready for work or an apprenticeship. It can last from 6 weeks to a year (most last 6 months) and you can apply from 16 years old. It will offer:

  • Help with getting work such as CV writing and finding a job
  • A work experience placement of 70 hours or more
  • Help with skills for an apprenticeship or a job 
  • A job interview and feedback 
  • Help with English, Maths and digital skills

FOr more information and how to apply see


Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with studying. As an apprentice your young person will earn a salary whilst working alongside experienced staff and gaining job specific skills. 

To find out more about apprenticeships visit the website

To see what apprenticeships are available and how to apply visit

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