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

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What Our Students Say

Since I have started Carmel College I have made some really great friends. My favourite lesson is Enrichment. I enjoy any creative activity, especially drawing. I took part in Art Therapy, I had to paint my feelings to music which was lovely. I also have taken part in travel training, we bought tickets and travelled on the train. I now feel more confident in using public transport. In Daily Living Skills I have had the opportunity to make new recipes including brownies, lasagne and chocolate spring rolls. I have loved my first year at Carmel, the staff are really kind and always have time for me.

Sarah Williams