Here you will be able to find out about the help and support available to you if you have a learning difficulty and/or disability as well as more general information on topics such as transport issues, bullying, staying safe and what is available for you in your spare time.

Connexions have a dedicated team that works with young people aged 13-25 who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Please contact us if you require further information, advice or guidance.

The type of course your teenager will decide to take next will depend on their plans for the future and their assessed needs at the moment.

For example they could take a:

  • Life skills course – if they need to gain more independent living skills. Examples include Bridging, ASDAN ‘Working Towards Independence’ course or Assisted Continuing Education (ACE) courses.
  • A general course – if they need to gain more academic and/or general qualifications. Examples include Entry level Certificates, GCSEs or A levels.
  • A work-related course – if they are keen to develop work-related skills. Examples include Entry level Certificates, City & Guilds qualifications, BTEC or an NVQ in a specific work-related subject like retail or motor vehicle studies.

For more information please see the ‘Qualifications’ section of the Connexions website at

Dudley MBC has created a local offer for SEN  students and more information about what we will provide can be found HERE