Exceptional Care offers supervision, support and specialist 24 hour residential care.

For children and young people aged 8-17 years. Our setting can facilitate single or dual occupancy and a variety of staffing ratios to meet the assessed needs of the young person and can range from 1:1 to 4:1 in specific cases.

An Education Plan will be clearly outlined to all children and young people when they are admitted to Exceptional Care. A considerable amount of time and energy will be centred on supporting, encouraging and motivating their access and performance in education. Exceptional Care works in partnerships with local schools and colleges

Exceptional Care can also provide a full time self-employed tutor who will deliver education at the home on site if required. This will be tailored to the young person needs and PEP requirements.

On admission into Exceptional Care if a young person has a special education needs or EHCP, Exceptional Care will notify the Local Authority of their statement to ensure they have access to all appropriate support to meet their educational needs.

We will ensure the following:

· All young people will have an individual education plan linked to their Care Plan.

· All young people will have their educational achievements praised by staff

· Staff will liaise will schools on a daily basis to monitor attendance

· Young people will be provided with facilities to complete homework with a suitable environment

· Incentives will be linked to school attendance

· Young people will be provided with opportunities to enjoy different types of learning

· Young people will be encouraged to attend school clubs and activities

· Staff will attend parents’ evenings and will develop positive relationships with linked mentors within schools

· Staff will transport the young people when travelling to/from school.

Services Include:

Short, medium, long term and emergency placements

No exclusions policy – we work with the most complex of cases

Children’s Residential placements(8-17 years)

Mainstream school inclusion policy

Further education, apprenticeship placements

In house tutoring with our
self-employed tutors

Apprenticeships allow you to work, earn and gain a qualification in the industry you are employed in. How you study can vary from apprenticeship to apprenticeship.

Some require you to attend College one day a week, others require you to do all of your studying at work. Apprenticeships are available from level two through to degree level. Typically, they take one to two years to complete, however, some may take longer due to the nature of the programme.

Who can do an apprenticeship?

Anyone over 16 can apply to do an apprenticeship. The programme starts once you commence employment; in some cases you can start working towards an apprenticeship without employment.

If you have a job and have been working for a while, you may also be eligible to start an apprenticeship. We can advise you and your employer of the next steps.

Exceptional Care ethos is, bringing hope to childrens lives and we hope by leading the young adults into employment and gaining essential qualifications that we will bring hope to their lives and bring them a bright, positive futures too. Exceptional Care works alongside colleges to provide apprenticeships for young people in our care.

What does an apprenticeship involve?

Employment for at least 30 hours per week. Exceptional Care will guarantee your employment.

A commitment from you to work hard and be passionate about your development.

A commitment from your employer to support your development and learning.

Regular meetings with your assessor and tutors.

On completion, you will have achieved several qualifications and full apprenticeship certificate.


Beacon Learning has been offering training and alternative education opportunities to young people since 2003 with a full range of vocational and academic nationally recognised qualifications.

Learners of all abilities are given the opportunity to gain industry relevant experience and qualifications in our fully resourced training centres. These enable pre and post 16 learners to continue onto further education, apprenticeships and employment.


We deliver 300 courses to more than 7,000 students from entry level through to level 3, A Levels, apprenticeships and full degrees.
Working closely with the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership and employers, we are continuously reviewing and developing our curriculum offer to ensure our students have the best opportunity to progress, whether it be into employment or further study. We also want to ensure that students are able to train to the highest standards with the very best opportunities to progress.

We have a thriving A Level provision with specialist classrooms and a dedicated Sixth Form Centre. More recently, we have launched the L20 Hotel School where the qualifications delivered will fulfil the needs of the Liverpool City Region tourism sector and help provide well trained and job ready students to the city’s growing visitor economy.
We are also responding to the exciting Super Port developments right on our doorstep and we are creating port operations courses that will allow our learners to forge careers in this exciting, global and well paid sector.
The personal support we offer our students is outstanding and our learners tell us they like our safe and secure campus, and the friendly multicultural atmosphere. It’s a grown up environment where people treat each other equally and with respect. We are continually looking to develop our facilities and this year we are building a new state-of-the-art gym and fitness centre in collaboration with Lifestyle Fitness.
The centre will be accessible by students and staff as well as being open to members of our local community.

This will complement our newly designed cafes and restaurants and our new L20 site on Stanley Road which will house a university centre, performance centre, cafe and a community library.
The College offers full and part time university level courses from foundation degrees to full honours programmes and we have also introduced access to higher education courses. Our foundation degrees and full degree programmes are validated by our partner universities, The University of Central Lancashire and Edge Hill University.
I hope you find the course you’re looking for and I look forward to welcoming you to Hugh Baird College.
Yana Williams Principal, Hugh Baird College


We are dedicated to providing the young people of Merseyside high quality and fully accredited training that will enable them to fulfill their ambitions of working in the motor industry.

Our courses reinforce all classroom based learning with realistic practical skills utilizing our extensive and well-equipped workshop, and we use this to great success.


Based in the Walton area of Liverpool, Oakmere Community College was established over 30 years ago. We are a not for profit organisation and develop commercial income to supplement funding by running a state of the art conference centre. This allows us to provide a wide range of FREE training & support in the local community.

Together we will draw up development pathways for young adults wanting to advance in their chosen career and bring hope to their lives , starting with traineeships. Traineeships for your young adults: Traineeships are part of study programmes and are available for 16- 24 year olds. (Qualified below level 3 for 16-18 and below level 2 for 19-24 year olds.

  • It is a programme developed to support young people into employment and apprenticeships
  • Only OFSTED grade 1 or 2 colleges can deliver this traineeship programme
  • The programme can last between 5 weeks and 6 months, but is individual for each learner.

Content of a traineeship: Learners will attend college for one day a week to complete the below. The remaning hours will be spent with the employer.

  • Work preparation training – CVs, interview skills, applying for jobs etc…
  • English and Maths qualifications – Functional skills or GCSE depending on the learners entry level

Final outcome/achievement from the traineeship:

  • Understanding of interview techniques, CV writing and job applications
  • Introduction into functional skills
  • Progression onto permanent employment with an apprenticeship offer.

After traineeship Exceptional Care can help the young adults to progress further by guaranteeing work placements in the form of apprenticeships to suit all ambitions and aspirations, for instance we have placements available in gyms, restaurants, kitchens , building sites, electrical companies, beauty salons, offices, hairdressers etc.

Exceptional Care also have experienced self employed in house tutors to deliver 1:1 education within the homes to young people who are just not ready for the classroom environment yet. From as little as two hours a day we can deliver:

  • Functional skills
  • GCSE
  • NVQS
  • Educational field trips.

Other Services


Exceptional Care offers supervision, support and specialist 24 hour residential care for children and young people aged 8-17 years.

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The aim of our emergency placements is to offer instant, practical solutions to the young person in crisis. We stabilise the situation, reduce any risks and ensure the immediate safety of the young person.

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CCATS has extensive experience and a successful track record of providing psychological assessment and treatment services for children, young people, adults and families.

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Staff at Exceptional Care will ensure that all young people are aware of their absolute unconditional right to be kept safe and free from harm.

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Each young person, who resides at our Houses, will have their own bedroom. There is one shared bathroom on the first floor which consist of a bath, shower and toilet plus one master bedroom with large ensuite facilities and three other bedrooms two being staff sleep in rooms.

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During the initial contact is essential to obtain as much information as possible about the young person’s current situation and their particular care needs.

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