Foundation Studies

Supported Employment and Preparation for Work

Aimed at students with learning difficulties and disabilities, this course aims to increase life and independence skills while also developing skills ...

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The Vine, in Burmantofts, is our specialist, purpose-built centre for learners with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

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Personal Progression

Designed for students with learning difficulties and disabilities, this course focuses on students making decisions and developing their learning. Thi...

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About the School

Foundation Studies is comprised of a bespoke curriculum that promotes independent living, community inclusion, health and wellbeing, and employment opportunities. This department was awarded an Ofsted grade of Outstanding, each course has a progressive curriculum designed to meet individual needs, shaped around the preparation for adulthood agenda (PFA).

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.

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Modern classrooms, access to experienced job coaches, IT suites, medical storage, assistive technology, and flat kitchen facilities. Vine has care facilities incorporating tracking hoists. Individual medical regimes are taken care of in conjunction with NHS services.


We are committed to making sure all students and staff are protected from harm. All staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection and our dedicated safeguarding team is on hand for advice and support. Don’t stay silent, we are here for you.

Foundation Studies

Leeds City College