Foundation Learning

Foundation Programme

The Foundation Programme provides a range of courses for students wishing to improve their basic skills bridging the gap between school and a Level 2 college course, Apprenticeship or supported learning.

Find out more about Level 1 Access to Further Education here

Pathways student learning to cook

Entry 3

This course has been designed to develop personal and employability skills and covers a wide range of units in areas such as setting goals, working with others and knowledge of living in the wider community.

Find out more about Entry 3 here

Entry 2

This is an accessible and inclusive course for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Entry 2 can be a progression route for students who have been on our Pathways course, or an entry course for students coming to us straight from school, and has been designed to build confidence, motivation and independence skills.

Find out more about Entry 2 here

Entry 1 (Pathways)

If you have learning difficulties or disabilities and are looking to continue your education, our Pathways area offers a selection of courses designed to suit your individual stage of learning. Pathways is a small, friendly department that caters to students up to the age of 25.

Find out more about Entry 1(Pathways) here

Supported Internship

This is a type of study programme specifically aimed at young people aged 16-24 who have an EHC Plan, who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so. The programme has one primary aim which is to, whenever possible, support young people to move into paid employment. 

Find out more about Supported Internships here


Student Profile


"I enjoy the programme because there are always lots of Learning Support Assistants to help you in class and I feel very supported. On Fridays we do cookery, which is a good life skill and will help to develop my independence and growth."

Max is studying Maths and English on the Foundation Programme and is also a member of the Students' Union


If you would like to study any of the courses mentioned above then you can apply now for study in September 2021 > Apply Online

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