Progression Pathways – This is a varied curriculum that offers students the opportunity to study towards a specific course or career. Courses are designed so that other students can take part to fit in with their hobbies and interests. All courses will include some work experience that is appropriate to the learner’s ability, this may be as an individual, with support or as a group with their tutor. Courses include – Horticulture / Gardening / Small Animal Care / Retail / Enterprise / Sports and Leisure / Catering & Hospitality.
English & Maths – Students will be able to develop or enhance their English and maths skills appropriate to the learner’s ability, this may be towards a qualification or building a portfolio of evidence. There will also be an opportunity for learners to develop these skills in a practical way, handling, using money and paying for items.
Tutorial – Students will be allocated a personal tutor who will provide them with pastoral support, information, advice and guidance and help them to progress through their learner journey.
Students will build a portfolio of work whilst others may wish to study a qualification to help them prepare for their next steps in either further study, work or supported internships.
The course is delivered at the Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston.
The Foundation Study Programme incorporates a bespoke curriculum that promotes independent living, community inclusion, health & wellbeing and employment opportunities. Each course has a progressive and differentiated curriculum to meet students’ needs. The course is suited to those who have a mild to moderate learning disability and / or who need support with managing emotions and behaviour. We accept learners who are 16-18 years old or those who are 19-25 and therefore we provide high levels of individual educational and pastoral support.
Pre-Internships / Supported Internship / Employment