Carmel College aims to offer provision for students with moderate learning difficulties to improve the skills and competences that they will need in adult life. The Foundation Learning Programme is taught in small group sizes and is tailored to meet the student’s individual needs.

Students studying the course will follow a full timetable from 8.50 am to 4.00 pm with a 1.00pm finish on Fridays.

There are 3 curriculum strands to the course at 3 levels of attainment:

  • Daily Living Skills
  • Community and Leisure
  • Practical and Vocational Skills

Students with learning difficulties often learn best through real activities and practical tasks of relevance and interest to them. The course will provide students with opportunities to improve their skills and reach their potential enabling them to progress successfully onto the next stage in their life with increased confidence and self-esteem.

Course Entry Requirements

Please contact Caroline Oates, Head of Foundation Learning for further details.

Entry Level Foundation Learning Course Leaflet

What Our Students Say

I really enjoy studying in this department. I like all my subjects and my teachers are all really nice .If I need help someone will always help me. I have made lots of new friends and have become more confident since attending college.

Natasha Monk