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The Learning and Therapy Centre (LTC) provides education to young people through a contract with Nacro.

Education at Bluebird House - Hair and Beauty training salon

Our aim is to support lifelong learning. We want to motivate young people to continue with their education within hospital and promote successful futures by encouraging young people to reach their full potential. 

Each young person has an individual learning programme to ensure their interests and specific needs are supported. The curriculum offered is broad and balanced, covering a range of subject areas, both academic and vocational and incorporates an Enrichment and Personal Development Learning element designed to promote social skills.

The Education Team offer comprehensive pastoral support, working closely with previous education providers to ensure continuity of learning, as well as enabling young people to continue their education when they leave Bluebird House.

The rooms in the LTC provide a safe learning environment and cater for a variety of activities including:

  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Science
  • IT
  • Painting, sculpture, paper & card making
  • Textiles and Craft
  • Music
  • Sports & fitness
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Woodwork
  • Bike maintenance
  • Leatherwork
  • Hair & beauty
  • Art therapy
  • Speech and Language therapy



The library at Bluebird House

Visits can be made Monday to Friday, 4pm-8pm. At the weekends visiting times are more flexible and can be arranged in discussion with nursing staff.

Young people are able to work towards a range of nationally recognised awards and qualifications including Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) Unit Awards, City & Guilds Awards in English, Mathematics and IT, and GCSEs in a variety of subjects including English, Maths and Science.

When leaving Bluebird House, all young people take with them a portfolio of the awards they have gained so they have evidence of their progress and achievements.