Foundation Learning is specialist programmes designed for students aged 16-24 with special educational Needs (SEN) who respond best within a smaller group and may require extra support or time to complete set work within a mainstream environment. Students may have attended a school for those with SEN, have an Education, Health and Care Plan, had learning support at school, or not achieved the grades to move to a Level 2 programme.

Moving into further education can seem a big step, the college supports students with transition. This includes meeting the learner, parents, carers, school staff and external agencies to ensure the course is right for each individual. Having taster sessions at college and enabling learners to understand the next steps.

We also support learners to transition out of college into the next phase of their development – further education, work based training, supported or paid employment and/ or independent living. Students will take part in a learner-centred review where next steps can be planned.

Once students have applied to Foundation Learning, the college will contact your school and any other professionals you are working with to find out a little more about you. We will then invite you in for an interview where we can discuss the best options for you from our courses and tell you more about what you can expect from the college.