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Foundation Learning...

Full-Time Study Programmes

Foundation Learning offers new opportunities with smaller class sizes, an informal approach to teaching and focused support for students with additional needs. Our aim is to help students develop a range of important skills - social, academic and vocational - whilst providing the support and encouragement for them to grow in confidence and express their personality.  


Our programmes aim to help you progress into independent living, further education and training or employment. You'll get to sample different vocational course areas before choosing the right one for you. Our Foundation Learning areas are:


• Skills for Independence - 16-25 who may have an EHCP

Provides the opportunity for learners with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities to progress their life experience, confidence and maths and English. This is achieved through further learning, developing independence and completing work experience. The programmes focus on developing employability skills, independence, maths and English, and enterprise skills. Embedded in the programmes are vocational tasters, enrichment activities and a work experience placement.


• Pathways to Progression - 16-18 years

School not work out for you? Unsure about what job you’d like to do? We’ll help you to sample different career areas before choosing the right one for you. Our courses are practical and include work experience. They provide flexible pathways that can lead on to a full-time vocational programme at College or into voluntary/paid employment.

• Adult Provision (19+ without an EHCP or 25+ with an EHCP. Click here for our adult provision).


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PLEASE NOTE! We have limited places available for young people; if you wish to be considered for a place please click here for enrolment times and visit our Deane Road Campus. 

View our range of Foundation Learning programmes below...

You can have a go at: 

  • Art & Media
  • Beauty
  • Brickwork
  • Business & IT
  • Catering
  • Gardening
  • Hairdressing
  • Health & Social Care
  • Joinery
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Retail
  • Sport

Our programmes will build your confidence and independence, as well as improving your English, maths, tutorial and employability skills.