Foundation Learning

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, develop and aspire to live confidently and independently.

With small class sizes and a focus on independent living skills, we offer specifically designed courses for individuals who would benefit from learning within a supported environment.


In the college's latest Ofsted inspection in December 2016, its provision for learners with high needs was graded as Good.

"Arrangements to manage the transition of learners from school to college are effective. [...] [Teaching and support staff] make effective use of the information on learners' starting points secured at induction to plan learning programmes that take good account of learners' interests, hobbies, aspirations for the future, and of any travel or mobility difficulties.

"Learners develop useful skills through activities designed to meet their needs and interests. [...] Learning support assistants work well with teachers to provide learners with an appropriate level of support that ensures the large majority of learners excel.

"Learners' behaviour is good and managed well by staff. [...] Highly effective partnerships between the college and the local authority, employers and voluntary sector organisations ensure that learners take up a broad range of appropriate work experience."

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

Supported Internship

Designed for 16-24 year olds, our Supported Internship programme helps young people with a disability or learning difficulty make their first steps into employment; learning new skills in a friendly and supportive atmosphere, in a way that's tailored to meet their particular needs.

Skills to Employment Progression (STEP)

Created for young people who prefer learning through practical experience but may not be fully confident about their next steps, our STEP programme allows them to get into work-based learning and back into education.

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