Foundation Skills Programme
If you have just left school and have a learning difficulty or need extra support to help you improve your prospects and progress to further study or a career, this flexible programme will enable you to choose a range of subjects that best suit your individual needs and interests. This course is specifically designed for 16-18 year olds.
You do not need any qualifications or experience to start this course, but you must have evidence of good attendance at school.
During this course you can study a variety of topics depending on your ability and long-term aims, including:
- English and maths
- Independent living skills
- Tutorial and PSHE
- Work preparation
- Undertake a supported work placement arranged by our dedicated Employment Co-ordinator
- Access a vocational option that includes: Art & Media, Childcare/Health & Social Care, Carpentry, Motor Vehicle, Animal Care, Drama, Catering and Business.
Most subjects are continually assessed and you will need to keep a portfolio of your work, which will be examined by external verifiers.
Further study and career options
This course will significantly increase your options and you may go on to work-based training or continue your education/training at Bedford College.
This is a full-time course which runs over three years, dependent upon your ability level upon entry. The course starts in September of each year and you will need to attend college four days a week. To take part in this course you will be required to pay a fee of £30 towards any trips.