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Foundation Studies

Foundation Studies is for students who may have a learning difficulty or require extra support to access education working from Entry Level 1 to
Level 1.

We provide a supported learning environment, independent living skills and employability skills. All of the courses run for one year.

Career opportunities can include progression on to employment or supported employment.


Learn New Skills in areas such as:

As part of this course you will gain employability skills in the following areas

  • Self-Advocacy
  • Self-Regulation
  • Time Management
  • Organisation Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptability
  • Resilience
  • Critical Thinking

Why study Foundation Studies

We offer personalised programmes for those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities that can put you on a journey towards a qualification, further study, employment/ supported employment and/or independent living.

Our friendly team are highly trained to help guide you according to your ambitions, expectations and interests.


Our Staff

Our experienced tutors are highly trained and specialise in helping people with many different difficulties or disabilities.

We plan personalised learning programmes that will meet student’s individual needs and requirements to successfully achieve their goals and aspirations and progress on to further
study or employment.


The College has an excellent reputation for its courses for
Learners with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities (LLDD).

Our experienced team are highly trained and specialise in
helping people with many different types of difficulties and/
or disabilities to ensure you make the most of your time with us.



You will improve your independence and confidence, and develop your skills for employment such as good
communication and responsibility, and where possible, undertake some work experience


All students within the Foundation Learning programme can complete a Gateway award, Certificate or Diploma qualification. The curriculum offered is individualised to meet their needs as outlined within their Educational Health Care Plan.

Get in touch with us

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Success stories

“There are a lot of opportunities, like when it was careers fair gave me a chance to know that jobs were out there and speak to employers”

Entry 3 Certificate for Learning, Employability and Progression