Foundation Studies and Supported Learning Courses

Our Foundation Studies and Supported Learning courses are delivered by tutors with a wealth of experience and their professional expertise is valued by our students.

The supportive learning environment and well-equipped classrooms allow students to develop their social, personal and practical skills. Enrichment activities aim to make learning fun and meaningful, and can take place in a variety of teaching spaces including the TV studio and training kitchens.

With such a diverse range of subjects to choose from, Foundation Studies programmes offer learners the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge, at whatever stage you are in life, to make your learning experience relevant and significant. There is provision for both 14-19 year old students and adults.

My Course tutor helped me very much with my confidence and has pushed me to develop my skills. Learning customer service has been a huge benefit in my job role as a waitress. Doing this course has also helped me decide what I want to do next, either an apprenticeship or a business courseShiann Beaumont – Skills for Enterprise Level 2, progressed from St Benedicts College
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STEPS Programmes

Our STEPS programmes focus on helping young people with individual learning needs to make a successful transition to Further Education, adult life and the world of work.

A student’s starting point on STEPS is informed by their learning and progression goals, and assessment of support needs. The curriculum offer extends from Entry level to Level 1 and includes a wide range of exciting subjects.

DESTINATION

  • Paid employment
  • Supported employment
  • Vocational programme at Level 1/Level 2
  • Apprenticeship
  • Increased independance
STEPS 1 – LEARNING FOR LIVING

For students with complex learning difficulties and/or disabilities who require a high level of additional support.

STEPS 2 – SUPPORTED STUDIES

For students who aspire to increase their independence but wish to continue their education in a highly supportive environment.

STEPS 3 – PREPARATION FOR WORK

For students who wish to develop their skills for independence and employment, and work towards achievement of personal goals.

STEPS 4 – CAREER TRANSITION

For students with additional needs who require supported learning at Entry Level/ Level 1 before progressing to vocational study, employment and/or an apprenticeship.

STEPS 5 – SUPPORTED INTERNSHIP
For students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities who have a real commitment to achieve their employment goals.

Transition Programmes

Progression StudiesLevel: E1
Skills for EnterpriseLevel: 2
Skills to SucceedLevel: 1
ESOL Stepping Up (16 – 19 year olds)Level: E, 1, 2

Alternate Year 11

The New Approach Programme – Alternative Year 11

Jordan Sharpe

Course: STEPS 4
Progressed From: Home schooling

"The teachers and Learning Support Practioners have helped me with my confdence and pushed me to develop my skill set."