Organisation Contact Details

Organisation/Group Name
The Royal National College for the Blind
Telephone

Address

Address 1
Venns Lane
Town
Hereford
Postcode
HR1 1DT

Categories

Categories
Learning, Skills & Work

More About The Organisation

Organisation Details

About Us

The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) is the country’s leading specialist residential college of further education for people with a visual impairment. Our expertise and success has been built over 140 years, and we offer a variety of products and services to a diverse audience.

With over 60 programmes of study available with a wide range of support in all areas, studying at RNC will ensure you can move onto your chosen career path and achieve your ambitions. RNC Learners leave us with confidence and independence, ready for the world of work, higher education and a self sustainable future. With a skilled team of specialist staff to support you throughout your time here, as well as first class resources and facilities, we truly believe there is no better place to study.

It’s not all about learning at RNC; with our Student Union and wide range of activities available on and off campus, RNC learners enjoy a lively social life with the support of their blind and partially sighted peers. From sport to creative arts, knitting to debating, there really is something for everyone.

We are well used to leading the way in what we do, and the 21st century has seen us enter a new era. A multi-million pound campus redevelopment is well under way, ensuring that learners have access to the very best facilities. As home to the England/GB Blind Football Team, who competed in Beijing in 2008, we opened the world’s first football academy for visually impaired footballers in order to find a new breed of talent to compete in London 2012 and beyond. Life at RNC has never been more exciting.

The College is not all about education for the 200 or so learners who come through our doors each year. We also offer specialist training and support to businesses, universities and other education providers, and specialist professionals working with visually impaired people.

Opening Times

Are you open during term time?
Are you open during school holidays?

Your Service

Comments

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Areas Serviced

Do you welcome people using your service from the Bristol area?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of Bristol using your service?
Do you welcome people using your service from the South Gloucestershire area?
If Yes, do you welcome people from all areas of South Gloucestershire using your service?

Policies and written documents

Have Policy
Child protection policy Equality of opportunity procedure and monitoring arrangements Complaints procedure Disciplinary and Grievance procedure Quality Assurance/Management System Health and Safety Policy/Statement Data Protection/Confidentiality Statement
Have Written Document
Child protection policy Equality of opportunity procedure and monitoring arrangements Complaints procedure Disciplinary and Grievance procedure Quality Assurance/Management System Health and Safety Policy/Statement Data Protection/Confidentiality Statement

Accessibility

Is your organisation close to public transport?
Yes
Is there a car park nearby?
Yes
Is there accessible parking on site?
Yes
Is there a pedestrian route?
Yes
Is it smooth and with dropped kerbs?
Yes
Are doors 900mm or more wide, with flat thresholds?
Yes
Do you have external ramps?
Yes
Do you have a lobby / porch area?
Yes
Can wheelchair users clear the outer door prior to opening the inner?
Yes
Are there interior automatic doors?
Yes
Are there wide unobstructed corridors (minimum 1200mm)?
Yes
Do you have a lift for wheelchair users?
Yes
Do you have internal ramps?
Yes
Do you have internal steps?
Yes
Do you have a visual / flashing fire alarm?
Yes
Do you have accessible toilets?
Yes
Do you have an accessible changing room with a changing bed and a hoist?
No
Do you have a quiet room or a quiet area?
Yes
Do you have an outdoors play area?
Yes
Is this safe and enclosed?
Yes
Are the outdoor areas well lit (for evening activities)?
Yes
Do you have a soft play area?
Yes
Do you have a sensory room or area?
Yes
Do you have an induction loop and / or radio mikes?
Yes

Policies and Training

Training

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
None
Behaviour Management
None
Administration of medicines
At least 50%
Inclusion/Equal Opportunities
At least 50%
Risk Assessment
At least 50%
Manual Handling
None
British Sign Language
At least 50%
Makaton
None
Enabling verbal and non verbal communication
None
Inclusive Play
None
Autism Awareness
At least 50%

Policies

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
No
Behaviour Management
Yes
Complaints
Yes
Intimate Care
No
Continence
No
Incident/Accident logs
Yes
Registration for sessions
Yes
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