ARC is a sensory friendly and nurturing life skills centre that provides a bespoke therapeutic and training environment for young people and adults who have ASC and/or other complex needs.

Our aim is to provide a safe harbour where each of our learners can develop to their  full potential and prosper in every way.

Contacts details

Address:2 Seymour Mews
PL4 8RX
Telephone number: 01752 600421
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ARC provides a positive learning environment where the students gain confidence for independent living, life and social skills, functional skills, vocational and work skills.

The centre offers a professional kitchen, specialist workshops, as well as a range of media and I.T equipment.

The teachers and staff at ARC offer a highly individualised programme suited to personal learning styles that help to develop and effectively improve planning and organisation.

The young people at ARC begin to develop the skills, competencies and responsibilities that help each individual in their transition from school to the world of work.

  • ARC Education and Training Centre provides bespoke and practical training; for ASC learners and others with complex and high level needs.
  • ARC Wellbeing  Residential Service provides specialist support for young people who are in the process of transitioning to adulthood and independent living.

ARC Education and Training Centre

We support the needs and help to develop the skills and interests of our learners so they can realise their full potential for learning and life.

We are experienced in the care and changing needs of young people with ASC and other complex needs and we are highly supportive in encouraging confidence in learning essential life skills.

Familiarisation sessions

Familiarisation sessions are the best way for young people to fully explore all that we offer and to help them to decide if ARC is the best place for them.

Sessions are free and learners are under no obligation to make a final choice until they are ready.

Residential & Specialist Support  Services

Frederick House is ideally suited to a single occupant, for respite or for a first short term tenancy, with support to prepare the young person for independent living and the responsibility of looking after a rented property before moving on to the private rental sector.

We work with the NHS and Social Services to offer solutions for living. Please contact us for more info. 

You can book a taster session to cater for a wide variety of interests and skills for individuals or small groups.  Whether you are a parent or a school, looking for skills training, or enrichment, you can call us and book a morning or afternoon session for a specialist class or taster in cookery, crafts, woodwork, digital media and photography and much more.  

Based: Plymouth

Monday to Friday, 2:30pm to 6:00pm

  • 17 to 25 years old
  • Autism

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