Welcome to the student area of Harrison College! Here we have lots of information for potential and existing students. Have a browse and get in touch if you have any questions.

Your Experience

Find out all about the experience you can have at Harrison College.

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Internships

Supported internships are a structured part our our study programme and they enable our young people to achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work, through learning in the workplace.

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Student Blog

Find out what our students are saying in the Student Blog.

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Why would Harrison College be a good fit for you?

Harrison College is a specialist business, enterprise and employability post-16 education provision for students with autism and special educational needs. We provide a challenging and future focussed environment with the aspirations of the student at the centre of all that we do. We place no limits on what can be achieved, it is ‘Your Future, Your Choice’.

Harrison College is different from a traditional Sixth Form or Further Education College as we are based in a small, professional environment on a business park, designed to maximise the potential of all young people with learning difficulties including those with high functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome. We focus on preparing young people for adult life, encompassing employability skills, work experience, social skills, and life skills. Our class sizes are small allowing young people to build confidence and improve their mental health in a safe and familiar setting. We see the study programme as a bridge between school and employment as we include a long term work placement; an internship, in our programme allowing young people to develop the required employability skills whilst being supported by staff at the College and the work based mentor. We talk to our students about their learning journey and destination from the moment that they start with us, ensuring that we are always future focussed and that they are aware of all of the options open to them from employment through to higher education.

Student Reviews

“I really like Harrison College because it’s a small environment for me to work in. The staff are nice and I think I’ve improved my communication skills and my confidence. I would like to stay at Harrison College.”

Student Reviews

“Harrison College has given me a large opportunity for work, build my confidence and develop new skills. They have also given me time to decide what I want to do in the long-term future. My internship with a local business was arranged and I was supported with that – I have now been offered an apprenticeship. I would recommend Harrison College to anyone who is struggling to work out what to do with their future.”

Student Reviews

“Alumni Class of 2022. I just want to say thank you over the past two years, all of you have help me in every way possible. When I first came to Harrison college, I was shy and not confident at all, but you welcomed me in like family. I thought I would never get a job, internship, or apprenticeship but thanks to you I have accomplished things I thought I would never get.”

Student Reviews

“Alumni Class of 2023. Thankyou Gemma. You, Mike and the entire team at Harrison College have given me a great experience. I want to thank you for creating a great college, I wouldn't have been able to such great opportunities and develop self confidence if I was any where else...I hope the team and business grows and I hope to be able to help Harrison College as I really love the college. My family and I thank you, because most people never thought I would be in such a position in my life where I am enjoying myself. Thankyou Gemma and the rest of the #TeamHC. ”