Foundation Learning

Foundation Pathway

If you do not have the entry requirements for a level 1 course at college or you need some support to develop your confidence for college, this unique programme of study may be for you.

You will gain:

  • Appropriate behaviour, attitudes, skills and experience (BASE skills) required for progression at college and throughout life
  • A qualification that will allow you to progress onto a level 1 course at college
  • An English and maths qualification
  • Valuable work experience

There are many different subject areas to choose from:
Hair & Beauty
Health & Social Care
Hospitality & Catering
Motor Vehicle
Performing Arts
Public Services

What can I do next?

On completion of this course you can progress onto a level 1 vocational course at college.

Supported Learning

Our supported learning provision is designed to meet the specific needs some of our learners have, regardless of their level.

It is our intention to identify the starting point of every learner and work with them and their families to determine their aspirations for the future, whether it is independent or supported living, further education or employment through a supported internship.


Lifeskill’s – Pre-entry – Level 1

We will support educational needs and develop the personal and social skills of every learner. This course is tailored to meet the specific needs of learners through a personalised individual learning plan and is designed to support learners to become more independent.

Numeracy and literacy skills are embedded and applied throughout the course and work placement. There is also a focus on developing personal skills, such as communication (including speaking and listening), confidence and self-awareness.


What can I do next?

Our learners may progress to higher levels of foundation learning courses, other courses in college or a supported internship.


Supported Internships

Our supported internships help students with learning disabilities or learning difficulties who have a real willingness to work. The internships are specially adapted to meet the student’s skills and abilities.

Students will be supported by a Job Coach to help them in the workplace and provide them with the support they need.

To find out more contact Gina Bennett on 01925 494297 or contact Gina on

Foundation Pathways

Theses pathways will prepare you for entry onto a level 1 course.

Supported Learning & Internships

Our supported learning & internships help students with learning disabilities or learning difficulties

Student Success

Our foundation learning students from the College attend the Novel Bite Cafe in Winsford Library everyday preparing and serving food to the public. They develop their employability and life skills through work experience.

Read more about the Novel Bite Cafe here.