Vine, Queenswood Education Centre


Foundation Studies

Known as Vine, Queenswood Education Centre is our Headingley hub for learners with severe and complex learning difficulties. It ensures that students’ needs are catered for, allowing them to reach their potential. Vine has multiple classrooms and care facilities incorporating tracking hoists. Individual medical regimes are taken care of, in conjunction with NHS services. Learning programmes are created around your individual EHC* outcomes alongside the development of life skills, communication, and independence. We understand all learners’ needs vary and Vine learners will need a high level of support. We support each of you to be as independent as you can be as you prepare for adulthood. *Education Health and Care (EHC) plan. An education, health and care (EHC) plan is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through special educational needs support. EHC plans identify educational, health, and social needs and set out the additional support to meet those needs.Your local authority can carry out these assessments if they are not already in place, search EHC at for more information.


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

  • Adulthood skills such as cooking, shopping, and household tasks.
  • Creative activity opportunities.
  • Enterprise activity opportunities.
  • Practical English and maths knowledge.
  • Awareness of using public transport.
  • Computer skills.
  • Understanding of using money and managing personal budgets.
  • Personal and social development.
  • 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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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

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    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Facts


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

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