How to apply

How to apply


Are you interested in attending Orpheus? Do you have a passion for the arts and a desire to live independently? If you are aged between 18 and 25 and have a physical and/or learning disability we’d love you to join us.

Here’s how to apply:

  1. Contact our Student Recruitment Officer by calling 01883 744664 or email studentrecruitment@orpheus.org.uk
  2. We will send you information about the Orpheus Centre.
  3. Book onto an open day to come and visit Orpheus.
  4. If you decide that Orpheus is the right place for you, you and/or the people who support you will fill in an application pack.
  5. If we feel that we can meet your needs at Orpheus, we will invite you to an assessment day.
  6. Spend an assessment day trying us out.  You will meet other members of staff to discuss everything you will need to know about coming to Orpheus.
  7. Orpheus offers you a place on the learning programme.
  8. We complete some forms and will support you to find the funding that you need.  We can help you find funding for learning, as well as supported housing and domiciliary care if required.
  9. Once funding is confirmed, we will plan together when you can start.
  10. Welcome to Orpheus!  On your first day you will have an induction and then you can begin your journey towards independence with Orpheus.

We do not give priority to applications from pupils enrolled at particular schools.

Want to know more? Download a copy of our latest prospectus.