Work Tier 2 - This is a work skills based curriculum for students to develop a sense of who they are, what skill set they have and the area of work they would like to progress into in the future. This enables them to take part in real life work experiences both individually and in small groups. This course includes aspects of independent living, community living and working with others. 

Work Tier 3 - This is a work skills based curriculum offer where students develop advanced work skills and start to participate in internal or external work placement opportunities. Empowering students to put into practice the skills learnt within a classroom setting and become a valued team member within a workplace. Students who take part in this offer will have opportunities to gain work experience with real local businesses as well as working with each other in tutorial and enterprise projects.

Duration 35 weeks
Study mode Full Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston
Course code 70843 / 70840 / 70842
Fee 16 - 18: no fee.

What you learn

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.


How you will be assessed

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.

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

The course is delivered at the Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston.

Entry requirements

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.

What's next

Pre-Internships / Supported Internship / Employment

Campus Locations

Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston

Burton Avenue
West Yorkshire
LS11 5ER
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 1.4 MilesWebsite