Student Life

Located approximately one mile from Lancaster City Centre, our main campus boasts seven separate living areas plus two houses within the grounds.

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All of our living areas are fully accessible and fitted to meet student’s individual needs.

Life at Beaumont provides a great opportunity for students to form long lasting friendships. Each area has a dedicated team of staff who support students to keep in touch with their family, plus access facilities within the local area, Morecambe and the Lake District.

Facilities Include:

A restaurant that can cater for all dietary requirements

Accessible learning resources

Supported independent living areas

Single occupancy bedrooms

Opportunities to use environmental controls within living areas

Accessible bathroom and toilet facilities

Leisure and common room areas

Wi-Fi accessible in all living areas

Aid call system in all rooms

Are you looking for a day or residential placement?

Young people can attend Beaumont College as either a day or a residential student, with places tailored to suit the individual needs of our young people.

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Day student provision

We offer day student provision at our five satellites sites in Blackpool, Carlisle, Poulton Le Fylde, Sussex and Ulverston. While at our Lancaster campus, day provision is available alongside residential accommodation.

Each of our locations offers a warm, welcoming, vibrant and friendly environment where students can learn, make friends and fulfil their potential.

Residential student provision

For residential students, we provide living accommodation appropriate to the learners needs. Students live alongside other students in small numbers with well staffed teams of support.

We offer Monday to Friday residential, term time residential and 52 week per year residential placements. We are also able to support variances in these placements depending on the support needs of the student.

Respite and Short Breaks

Beaumont College provides 24 hour respite seven days per week (subject to availability).

We are open to commissioning from adult services as well as self-funders and people in receipt of direct payments. You do not have to be a student at Beaumont to use our residential respite service. Whether you are a former student who wants to continue to benefit from all Beaumont has to offer, or you have never been but just need a break and change of scenery, we can accommodate your needs.

Additionally we offer person centred activities specifically tailored to the needs of each person.

If you are interested in this service please contact us by clicking the button below:

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Beaumont College is a national centre of excellence for Assistive Technology practice and development.

What is Assistive Technology?

Through the use of Assistive Technology, students are able to access learning resources that may not otherwise be accessible to them. This can be simple modifications to a computer such as a rollerball instead of a mouse, or a keyboard with larger keys. Adaptations can also be made to the software on computers and tablets so that students’ access is improved.

Assistive Technology also encompasses highly specialist devices and software such as electronic communication aids, eyegaze control, voice recognition, word prediction, switch control, door, window and curtain openers, and remote light switches.

The Technology Team

The team support an IT Helpdesk where students can access members of the technology staff to help them resolve any IT or special access issues they may have. The technology department has ‘Assistive Technologists’ dedicated to making IT more accessible for students. This includes utilisation of wheelchair mounted computers and developing custom access solutions in collaboration with students and colleagues from the trans-disciplinary team.

Social Media

Social Media plays a part in everyday life. At Beaumont we support those students who want to use it, Social Media can be useful for keeping in touch with friends and family whilst away from home.

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Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD)

You are welcome to bring your own devices to College. Wi-fi is available across the College campus so you are able to use your own devices with the support of staff if you need it. The college Network Technicians will support you to connect phones, tablets, smart TVs, games consoles and voice assistants to Wi-Fi upon request. All Social Media and BYOD requests are subject to individual student Risk assesments.  Beaumont College takes part in the annual Safer Internet Day with a series of awareness raising activities and sessions.

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Supporting students

Beaumont College is dedicated to supporting our students through the process of deciding what direction they would like to take on their transition to the next stage of their lives.  Our career provision helps to support the transition into adulthood through highlighting and discussing all of the options available to them.  Depending on individual cognition, Outcomes and Aims of Placement, students will be provided with meaningful experience of the world of work as well as developing employability skills through an embedded approach to the delivery of careers provision.

Our Careers Lead is Rebecca Oughton. If you have any queries about careers, higher education, work experience, or if you would like further information on how more information about our careers programme can be accessed, please contact her at: or by telephone on 01524 541428.

The information about our Careers Provision of Advice Information and Guidance is reviewed and updated every September at the start of the academic year.

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Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award

At Beaumont college, we proudly offer the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award program, empowering our students to embark on extraordinary journeys of personal development and achievement.

As a DofE Authorised Center, we provide the unique opportunity for individuals to participate in all three levels of the award: bronze, silver, and gold.

This transformative program challenges and inspires young minds to step outside their comfort zones, embracing a range of exciting activities encompassing community service, physical fitness, skill-building, and adventurous expeditions. Through the DofE Award, our students cultivate resilience, leadership, and a spirit of exploration, equipping them with invaluable life skills and experiences that will shape their future success.

Join us as we embark on this remarkable adventure, unlocking untapped potential and celebrating the remarkable achievements of our DofE participants at every stage of their journey.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award programmes take between one and four years to complete, and they must be completed by the participant’s twenty-fifth birthday. The programmes are at three progressive levels which, if successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

With assistance from adult Leaders, participants select and set objectives in each of the following areas:

Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community.

Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance, or fitness activities.

Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests.

Expedition: planning, training for, and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad.

Since becoming a registered centre in 2018 we have the following: