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Foundation Learning

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Foundation Skills

Foundation Skills prepare students for everyday life. We find that as students learn skills and explore new interests so they grow in independence and confidence. Courses take place in special facilities with lots of support and individual contact. The Bungalow is a great new facility which helps students with complex needs. Students join us for Foundation Skills courses from Entry 1 through to Entry 3 and then onto Level 1. All our courses have been awarded Grade 1, Outstanding by Ofsted.

Entry 1 and 2

Students come to College four days a week to learn at this level. In groups of 8-12, we concentrate on helping students develop life skills and grow in independence through sessions including:

  • Cooking & Food Hygiene
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Healthy Living
  • Horticulture
  • Recycling
  • Enterprise

Students also learn English, maths and ICT skills for use in everyday life and take part in a supported work placement with the College.

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Entry 3 and Level 1

Students attend College for three days a week for Entry 3 and Level 1 courses. In groups of 10-12, students consolidate and develop their independence and life skills. At this level we also start to develop students' employability through vocational and enterprise skills sessions. We also arrange supported work experience for students. Alongside English, maths and ICT, sessions include:

Work Skills
  • Interview Skills
  • Searching and applying for a job
  • Using a CV and covering letter
  • Managing your health and work
  • Alternatives to paid work
Occupational Studies
  • Introduction to customer service
  • Working in a team
  • Time management skills
  • Participating in leisure activities
  • How the body work
Contact us

To find out more phone Sylvie Smith on 01708 462876 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Ofsted 2016 Report

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