Foundation Learning

Duration: One-year Course

Location: Benfleet

Course Description

Photo -1845Providing a five-day provision for students, our Pathways programme is designed for young people who would benefit from learning within a supported environment.

Students on the programme receive help to develop their independent living skills to prepare for adulthood, whilst gaining Functional Skills in English and Maths.



How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

All programmes are taught within small classes that focus on Personal & Social Development.

Students will use the local community as a resource, ensuring that learning and assessments are part of real life situations. Assessment is by observation, examination and assignment based on the final project / exam.

Functional skills English and Maths are assessed by examination.

What Will I Learn?

With a wide variety of work experience modules, you are able to experience a range of subjects to help you make informed decisions about future progression. 

Work experience modules include:

  • Arts
  • Enterprise
  • Digital Media
  • Hospitality
  • Independence
  • Land Management
  • Personal Care
  • Sport.

Each work experience module includes an employment assessment, a coursework assignment, and a practical element.  As an example: those on the Hospitality pathway could run a cafe, using their skills of preparing and cooking food, taking orders and budgeting, for their final project.

What Could I Do Next?

Many learners will progress on to other courses within the college for example Foundation Learning programmes in Animal Care, Sport, Media, or Health & Social Care. Other progression pathways include the Supported Internship which is a work based learning programme.

General Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required for this programme. It is designed for young people with a recognised learning difficulty and/or disability who have been in receipt of an Educational Statement. 19+ learners will need an Education Health & Care Plan (EHCP).

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