ReferralsSimple Referral Process

SWRAC work with Local Authorities, SEND teams, parents & individuals, schools, colleges and career guidance organisation to create bespoke packages for the provision of Post-16 Education. This can either be on a small group basis or on a 1:1 basis and is always ‘person-centred’ to reflect the individual’s needs.

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Simple Referral Process

We try to make our referral processes as straight-forward and simple as possible. Should you wish to refer an individual to us please either email us at or call us on 01202 848099 or 0330 2020 383.

We hold direct contracts with the Department of Education as well as close relationships with mainly Local Authorities which enables us to except students very quickly and with the minimum of fuss.

Our referral procedure will involve combinations of speaking to you as the referrer, consulting the student’s EHCP (where applicable) and consulting with the relevant Local Authority. We will only make a final decision after having met with the student and shown them around our centre to ensure they feel confident and comfortable with attending our programmes.

Rated Good by OFSTED

Programmes we offer include traineeships, supported internships and bespoke alternative provision. All SWRAC staff have the required levels of DBS checks and, as of September 2021, we are rated by OFSTED as a ‘Good’ provider. View our latest OFSTED Report.

We offer this type of provision at a number of venues across Dorset (Wimborne, Boscombe & Dorchester), Sefton and Liverpool.

Referrals are very straight-forward, so please do not hesitate to contact us for a more detailed discussion. We look forward to working with you.

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Our Post-16 Programmes focus on:

Social Skills
Employment Skills
Anger Management
Personal Development
English & Maths
IT Skills

Are you an Education Provider looking for Post-16 Programmes?

Simply contact us for an informal chat – we’d love to hear from you.