Alexandra Centre | Westminster Kingsway College

Alexandra Centre

Courses for Students with Learning Disabilities or Difficulties

Alexandra Centre is part of Westminster Kingsway College and through working in partnership with Camden Local Authority is a specialist provider for young people aged 16-25 who have Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) and for young people with Autism and associated behavioural difficulties.

The curriculum design follows the Pathways to Adulthood ensuring all learners’ outcomes from their Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) are fully embedded into the curriculum, ensuring all of our young adults are following bespoke programmes and that their individual needs are fully planned for and met. 

We adopt an extremely flexible approach which includes working with young people in their own homes so learners are working in context. With the Centre being very central in London (Swiss Cottage) and having access to excellent transport links, we fully utilise London as our extended classroom, using every opportunity to get our learners out and about allowing our young people to generalise newly learnt, and existing skills in real everyday settings.

All learners enjoy a rich timetable that utilises learners’ interests to stimulate them whilst using these as a vehicle for learning.

 Teaching sessions include:

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Communication
  • Sports
  • Enterprise
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Travel Training
  • English/Maths
  • Vocational
  • Rebound (trampolining)
  • Personal Social development (PSD)
  • Drama
  • Gardening

Our health team form a crucial part of the curriculum and work closely with our teaching and learning staff across all aspects of the learners’ programmes. The health team include a Physiotherapist, Speech and Language Therapist (SALT), Occupational Therapist (OT), Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist, Dietician and a Community Nurse. The health team are fully involved in all aspects of planning, delivering and evaluating our learners’ progress, ensuring health needs and all aspects of independence form an integral and fully embedded aspect of all of our young adults’ programmes.

Our learners benefit from a highly trained and qualified teaching team and, as part of Westminster Kingsway College, have access to outstanding facilities and resources at a number of centres around London including King’s Cross, Kennet West and Victoria. We look to link up with our different centres and courses and include learners who are based at the Alexandra Centre in challenging and exciting programmes at every given opportunity, ensuring we are always looking to stretch young people and prepare them for transition and the next stage of their adult lives.

We encourage visitors to come and visit us, and to feel the vibrant atmosphere created by our learners and staff and look forward to welcoming you there soon.  

How to apply and further information

Places at Alexandra Centre must be agreed by your home borough (the borough in which you live) as the local authority funds places. Families cannot fund placements directly. Each young person for whom the local authority (in the borough where you live) agrees to consider a placement will be invited for an individual assessment to help decide if this is the right provision. To arrange this assessment, please contact the special educational needs (SEN) service in your borough.

Alexandra Centre
Ainsworth Way

For further information about our provision for students with learning difficulties or disabilities, please contact the Programme Manager for Learners with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities at Westminster Kingsway College via 0870 060 9800 or email

Westminster Kingsway College
0870 060 9800

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