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Designed for students with learning difficulties and disabilities, this course develops individual living skills. With a strong focus on independent living, the programme is based at our Joseph Priestley Centre where students can learn in our flat kitchen facilities as well as using the college-run house in the community. As you work through the course, you will improve your English and maths skills as well as your computer knowledge. You will also improve your personal and social skills ready for later life. You will be encouraged to keep a portfolio of your work and achievements which can lead to certification where appropriate.


Who is this course for?

Foundation Studies courses are suited to anyone with disabilities, learning difficulties, or difficulty managing emotions and behavior. Our courses support you with progression by providing you with the skills needed in adulthood, specifically aimed at greater independence, supported living, and work related learning. Our courses are based at Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston or Vine. We also run a next steps employment course that is based at a central site. This is an opportunity for learners to develop their work skills.

Benefits / Skills

  • Practical support with English and maths.
  • Knowledge of using computers.
  • An improvement in your communication skills.
  • Personal and social development.
  • Access to sport and social activities.
  • Encouragement with enrichment, hobbies, and interests.
  • Entry Requirements

    Our courses are extremely personalised and are designed to support progression. These courses may be suitable if you have few or no formal qualifications.

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      Foundation Studies
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