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Foundation Studies

As a Foundation Studies student you will be part of an active College group and our courses are carefully designed to build your skills.

When you join Foundation Studies you will gain skills for personal progression as you begin to prepare for adulthood.

Our courses are carefully designed to build your skills, confidence and resilience, whether your aim is to access a vocational programme of study or you are keen to develop your independent living skills within our purpose-built building, we can support you with this.

As a Foundation Studies student you will be part of an active College group. Our very own flatlet on site is a fantastic opportunity to help our students build up their skills in the home, they also enjoy cooking and baking in our kitchens and getting involved with charity work and work experience.

You will be able to go on trips, take part in events, explore what our local community has to offer and obtain a work placement through our dedicated job coach.

Career Opportunities

Many students progress to vocational courses in college which can broaden career prospects. Look at other courses in the prospectus for career possibilities:

  • Café Assistant
  • Fruit/Vegetable Picker
  • Hospital Domestic Assistant
  • Housekeeper (Hotels Etc)
  • Kitchen Assistant/Porter
  • Manufacturing Operative
  • Carer
  • Cleaner
  • Sales Assistant
  • And Much More…

Foundation Studies Courses for School Leavers


I used to work in a care home which I really enjoyed. At College I am studying maths, English and cooking. I enjoy everything about being in College, in the future I would like to work with animals.

Sophie Russell Foundation Studies
Sophie sits in a large circular high-backed chair, smiling at us. On the wall behind her are various printed quotes of inspirational messages