Welcome to Royal College Manchester at Seashell Trust

We are an independent specialist further education college for young people aged 19 to 25 who have severe or profound learning difficulties and disabilities. 

We have skills and expertise in meeting the needs of young people with one or more of the following conditions - Autism spectrum conditions; Deafblindness/multi-sensory impairment; Hearing or visual impairment with additional needs; Profound and multiple learning disabilities; Complex physical disabilities; Cortical visual impairment; Auditory processing disorder; Additional medical needs including progressive and degenerative conditions

Total Communication

In order to meet the diverse needs of our learners we have adopted a total communication approach incorporating sign, speech, symbols (including PECS), objects of reference, photographs and real objects as appropriate to support the learning of the individual.  Communication underpins everything we do.

Placement Types

We offer day and residential placements including; 38 weeks (weekly boarding Mon-Thu);  38 weeks (termly boarding); 52 weeks. Further information on our residential packages can be found here.  Seashell also offers short break packages on site.  Further details can be found at Applying to Royal College

Term Dates

Our term dates can be found at 

2019-20 Term Dates

2020-21 Term Dates    2020-21 Term Dates - daily planner version