Course Entry Requirements

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


These courses help you prepare for independent adult life and the world of work. You will develop personal, social and employability skills. They are two year, four day a week courses that
lead to a formal Entry Level or Level One qualification. Foundation Learning is taught in small group sizes and is tailored to meet the students’ individual needs.

You will study

  • Preparation for Work, Daily Living Skills, Community, Travel Training, Personal and Social Development, Wellbeing
  • Digital Media
  • Maths and English
  • Hospitality
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • Horticulture

Course Support

  • Small class sizes
  • Personal Tutors
  • Individualised targets linked to EHCP
  • Learning mentor specialising in SEND
  • A large, friendly team of classroom support
  • Care team offering medical and personal care
  • Teaching staff with a wealth of experience working in SEND
  • Sensory garden
  • Dedicated Work Experience Co-ordinator

Enrichment Activities

  • Work Experience placements with local employers
  • Sports opportunities – football team, dodgeball tournaments, boccia
  • Outdoor activities – Teambuilding, confidence building, gardening
  • Trips and Visits – museums, cafes, theatres, residentials

Further Information

Entry Level Foundation Learning Course Leaflet

Level One Foundation Learning Course Leaflet

Foundation Learning News

Listen to Keaton talk about what the Foundation Learning Department means to him as we celebrate UK Disability History Month

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What Our Students Say

I love coming to college, it’s really good. I have made lots of new friends and I love spending time with them and chatting with them. I like Friday mornings because I enjoy my relaxation sessions with Beth.

The staff are polite, friendly and help me when I am stuck. I enjoy all my lessons because they are good and I have help from my Learning Assistants. I really like Nicola and Louise because they are helpful and make me laugh every day.

I like doing the college Farm Shop. I like delivering the veg or fruit boxes to staff I haven’t met before. I am now confident to go to most places on my own around college but if I am not sure Nicola helps me. I went to Whittaker’s Garden Centre for my work experience.

I play boccia for my enrichment activity. I really like playing boccia with my friends. It is fun playing as a team. I like going to the cafe and I am more independent and go with my friends.

Jack Hibbs

Foundation Entry Level student Jack Hibbs