This course is a personalised learning programme that covers Vocational Studies, Work Experience, Functional Skills and Personal & Social Development.

  • Opportunities to develop your vocational interests and transferable work skills
  • Provides an opportunity to take part in work placements
  • Progress onto further educational courses or the world of work
  • Staff are friendly, approachable and supportive
  • You will receive guidance, help and advice on matters of both an academic and personal nature

Course Entry Requirements

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

Level One Foundation Learning Course Leaflet

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Foundation Learning Level 1

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Foundation Learning News

Students visit the training salon for a pamper on International Women’s Day

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

Foundation Learning spread Christmas Cheer!

Foundation Learning students compete in Boccia Festival

Carmel Music Festival

Foundation Learning Transition Fair

Foundation Learning London Trip 2019

Fundraising for Foundation Learning London Trip

Foundation Learning Coffee Morning

Saints Foundation Education Rugby Coach of The Year Award

Foundation Learning Let’s Cook Project

Foundation Learning Work Placement Success

Former Foundation Learning student gains apprenticeship at Liverpool Everyman Theatre

Will secures work experience at Widnes Vikings

Carmel hosts the Saints Learning Disability Rugby Festival

Sensory Garden Grand Opening!

Spring is in the air!



What Our Students Say

I enjoy Carmel because of how friendly the staff are and because I’ve met lots of new people and made new friends. I’ve been on trips with the Foundation Learning football team as I play football for enrichment. I benefit from this because it gets me doing something I like and it builds my communication and team work skills.

I would recommend this course because it helps you be the best you can be and whenever you are struggling the staff will help as much as they can.

When I finish my two year course, I am hoping to work in ICT as I’m good with computers and it’s something I like to do.

Andrew Lunt