Foundation Studies

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What Our Students Say

I think I’ve really enjoyed the fact that I’ve had to make new friendships, especially because I didn’t know anyone coming in – but after the first few weeks I think I’ve adapted to it really well.

Dan

“Before I came to Leeds City College, I was in school, I was in such a bad way at school, skiving lessons all the time, teachers always on my case, getting kicked out numerous times almost. So I applied for here just hoping to get on a course, I got accepted – it was entry Level 3. Dave was my tutor and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better as a tutor, because he just helped me. He helped me with every regard, with Maths and English, workshop work, the theory side of the workshop work – telling me how everything is and showing me what’s what.”

Harrison

I think I’ve really enjoyed the fact that I’ve had to make new friendships, especially because I didn’t know anyone coming in – but after the first few weeks I think I’ve adapted to it really well.

Dan

Did you know!

  • Students have worked for Leeds City Council, Entertainer Toy Shop, National Express
  • Students learn to make delicious treats in our kitchen - from scones to falafel!
  • Foundation Studies was awarded an Ofsted grade of Outstanding

About Foundation Studies

The Foundation Studies department offers a tailored curriculum that promotes self-sufficiency, community integration, physical and mental wellness, and career prospects. Every course features a flexible syllabus that caters to individual needs and aligns with the Preparation for Adulthood Agenda (PFA). Our facilities are designed with our students in mind, comprising medical storage, flat kitchens, assistive technology and adaptations – including tracking hoists.

The Foundation Studies programmes are ideal for individuals with disabilities, learning difficulties, or challenges managing behaviour and emotional regulation. Our courses aim to equip learners with the necessary skills to live more independently, and/or secure a suitable job in the future.

We offer a next steps employment course, where learners can enhance their job-related abilities. Our pre-internships give students the skills required to progress to one of our supported internships. These supported internships allow students to work for well-known companies, encouraging independence and autonomy.

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

With our supported internships, students have the opportunity to work for recognised brands such as Leeds City Council, Entertainer Toy Shop, National Express, and more.

Safeguarding

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.
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