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Sixth-forms and colleges

Sixth-forms and colleges can access our specialist education and health service to identify and address a range of needs onsite. Our services are tailored for students aged 16 and above.

What services do we provide to sixth-forms and colleges?

We provide many services to sixth-forms and colleges to help the fulfillment of duties as stated in the SEND code of practice (2015). Our services can be separated into the following categories:

Our SEMHS service has a team of mental health professionals who are trained in supporting young people aged 16 and above. Our services can all be commissioned on an individual, group and systemic level, and all levels of need can access our assessments, interventions, consultancy services and bespoke training.


Our training is available on and off site for education settings and organisations in relation to health, psychology and education.

How do we work with sixth-forms and colleges?

We work in partnership with sixth-forms and colleges in order to provide a comprehensive, flexible and needs led service. When working through a service level agreement we provide a bespoke combination of education and health services according to needs within a setting. Our professionals can work with sixth-forms and colleges to provide bespoke onsite training in addition to external CPD events we run throughout the year.

How can sixth-forms and colleges commission our services?

Our specialist education and health services can be commissioned on a standalone basis  and through a service level agreement . Commissioning our services through a service level agreement maximises the effectiveness of our joined-up, multidisciplinary approach. Our service level agreements are bespoke for all requirements and budgets. To find out more or to arrange for a discussion then please get in touch to talk to a member of our team.

How can sixth-forms and colleges refer to our specialist education and health services?

Sixth-forms and colleges can refer to our education and health services in a variety of ways, including; online , emailing or by phoning 0330 088 8408. Our referral criteria is open in order to help all levels and areas of need.


Our services can be funded through a variety of ways.

What are the benefits of using EHP?

The benefits of using EHP's integrated education and health services within colleges and sixth-forms include:

  • Onsite, bespoke services
  • Immediate access to specialists
  • Co-ordinated, integrated education and health professionals
  • Access to reliable, flexible and solution focused services
  • Specialists in post-16 ages

Price promise

We are happy to discuss how we can match or better any existing education and health provision you may be currently receiving from either the local authority or another provider.

Which young people do we work with?

We work with the young people sixth-forms and colleges want us to work with. Having an open referral policy makes our services accessible to all levels and areas of need. We can work with young people who have identified needs as well as those with unknown needs.

Where do our services take place?

Our services take place primarily onsite, within sixth-forms and colleges, although some of our services are available off site for practical reasons, such as hydrotherapy. We also have multiple clinics across the Greater Manchester area should this be the most appropriate setting.

When would a sixth-form or college require input from EHP?

Sixth-forms and colleges will have their own unique reasons for requiring input from EHP. Our broad range of services suit all requirements and may be used by sixth-forms or colleges because:

  • Specialist support is required
  • Multiple professionals are needed
  • Current provision needs to be extended or supplemented
  • Social, emotional and mental health needs are increasing
  • Academic expectations are rising

Our specialist services assist sixth-forms and colleges in fulfilling their duties as set out in the SEND code of practice (2015).

FE colleges, sixth form colleges, 16-19 academies and independent specialist colleges approved under Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 (the Act) have the following specific statutory duties:

  • The duty to use their best endeavours to secure the special educational provision that the young person needs. This duty applies to further education colleges, sixth form colleges and 16-19 academies. Its purpose is to ensure that providers give the right support to their students with SEN. It does not apply to independent specialist colleges or special schools, as their principal purpose is to provide for young people with SEN. They must fulfil this duty for students with SEN whether or not the students have EHC plans. This duty applies in respect of students with SEN up to age 25 in further education, including those aged between 14 and 16 recruited directly by colleges. The duty encompasses students on a wide variety of study programmes (including some on short programmes) and at every level from entry level upwards.


Colleges should be ambitious for young people with SEN, whatever their needs and whatever their level of study. They should focus on supporting young people so they can progress and reach positive destinations in adult life. These destinations include higher education or further training or employment, independent living (which means having choice and control over the support received), good health and participating in the community.

SEND code of practice (2015)

Free initial discussion

We provide a free initial discussion as part of our cost effective service for education settings and organisations we have not previously worked with.

Our specialists work with sixth-forms and colleges to provide a joined-up approach to education and health provision. We work on a systemic, group and individual level to address all areas and levels of need within a setting. We support each individual student, staff member, and education setting in creating an inclusive, positive, environment that maximises potential, wellbeing, and progress. To arrange a visit to your setting or to find out more about our services for sixth-forms and colleges please email us on or call us on 0330 088 8408.

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about the services we offer or to book a free initial discussion then please contact us not on 0330 088 8408 or email

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