Supported Employment and Preparation for Work

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Aimed at students with learning difficulties and disabilities, this course aims to increase life and independence skills while also developing skills for work. The pathway includes aspects of independent living and developing skills for work. Students will work with local businesses to gain work experience. While progressing through this programme, you will develop your English and maths as well as your computer skills. The knowledge and experience gained from this course will prepare you for later in life. You will also keep a portfolio of your work and achievements and will be able to complete a certification where appropriate.


Who is this course for?

Foundation Studies courses are suited to anyone with disabilities, learning difficulties, or difficulty managing emotions and behavior. Our courses support you with progression by providing you with the skills needed in adulthood, specifically aimed at greater independence, supported living, and work related learning. Our courses are based at Joseph Priestley Centre, Beeston or Vine. We also run a next steps employment course that is based at a central site. This is an opportunity for learners to develop their work skills.

Benefits / Skills

  • Knowledge of producing products to sell.
  • Experience of running a small business such as a café.
  • Horticulture skills.
  • Catering skills.
  • Health and safety knowledge.
  • General administration experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of working in a sales environment.
  • Support with personal progression.

Entry Requirements

Our courses are extremely personalised and are designed to support progression. These courses may be suitable if you have few or no formal qualifications.

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Course Details


1 year

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Full time

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Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts


You can contact our Foundation Studies team by calling us on 0113 284 6682 or 0113 284 6675.

Foundation Studies
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