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Created for students with learning difficulties and disabilities , or who need support with managing emotions and behaviour, this work-focused course involves students gaining an introduction to the working world backed by valuable experience. Students will be supported by expert job coaches, and encouraged to progress. As you work through our programme and work placements, you will develop the skills that can be applied to any role within the working world. You will have the opportunity to gain highly sought-after work experience while also keeping a portfolio of your work and achievements, this is to support you with the end goal of gaining paid employment.


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

  • Development of your confidence in an organisational setting.
  • Work-based skills that are relevant to any role
  • The opportunity to work for recognised brands such as Leeds City Council, Entertainer Toy Shop, Leeds Cleansing Department and Leeds City College Estates. and National Express through a supported internship.
  • Alternative experiences for students not ready for a full supported internship course.
  • Access to an expert team of job coaches used to working with people at all levels.
  • Personalised support based on your individual needs.
  • Encouragement and support with progression.
  • 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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      1 year

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      You can contact our Foundation Studies team by calling us on 0113 284 6682 or 0113 284 6675.

      Foundation Studies
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