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The Foundation Studies department provides further education for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders and behavioural problems, who are aged between 16 – 25 years. The three pathways are designed to provide a personalised learning programme.
Courses available in Foundation Studies
|Foundation Studies – Pathway to Independence||1 – 3 Years|
|Foundation Studies – Pathway to Further Education||1 – 2 Years|
|Foundation Studies – Pathway to Employment||1 – 2 Years|
Foundation Studies – Pathway to Independence:
This programme of study is focused on preparing you for adulthood offering you the opportunity to develop a range of skills that will allow you to live as independently as possible and achieve your aspirations. You will be provided with a practical, engaging and enjoyable programme of learning.
Foundation Studies – Pathway to Further Education:
This programme of study is focused on preparing you for progression to mainstream provision. This course will provide you the opportunity to develop a range of vocational skills and maths and English qualifications to progress to the next level of study in the vocational area of your choice. You will be provided with a practical, engaging and enjoyable programme of learning.
Foundation Studies – Pathway to Employment:
This programme of study is focused on preparing you for progression to employment and to help you achieve your aspirations in the workplace. You will be provided with a practical, engaging and enjoyable programme of learning.
Who is the course for?
Each application will be looked at carefully and a place offered to the learner based on the suitability of the course after a discussion with parents, carers, relevant agencies, previous establishment and the learners themselves.
What support is available?
During their time at college students will be provided with support from many different people:
- Personal tutors
- Speech therapists
- Social services
- Welfare Services
- Counselling Services
Of course, we also value the important role played by parents, guardians and carers in supporting students as well.
What can I do after the course?
At the end of the teaching year new skills will be reviewed and we will discuss each student’s future with them and work closely with other agencies to find the best possible progression option.