Our admissions policy


Is my child eligible for a DVLSC place?

Our learners are admitted following referral from Brighton and Hove SEN team. Our learners must all meet the following criteria:

  • They will have an Education Health and Care plan.

  • They will have complex special educational needs such as Severe Learning Difficulties, Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. They may also have Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and sensory and physical needs.

  • The placement is appropriate to the learner’s needs.

  • Their admission is compatible with the interests of the other learners at the College.

  • The placement is an efficient use of public resources.

Ordinarily our learners will be admitted from Downs View Link College, or they will be a resident of Brighton and Hove who has been educated outside of the City in years 12-14.

While we encourage families to visit the Life Skills College and open evenings, all applications to the College should come through Brighton and Hove SEN Team. We do not currently accept direct applications to the College.