Accessibility links

Foundation Learning - Living and Working at Leeds City College

Course description

Foundation Learning courses are only available for students aged 16-24 with an EHCP.

This course is suited to students who have a mild learning disability and/or need support with managing emotions and behaviour. High levels of pastoral and education support are provided.

Course content

The students who chose Supported Employment are developing skills that increase their level of independence. Typically they aspire to live independently, perhaps with some support, and to secure either voluntary or paid work.

Progress is highly personalised and learning activities are designed to enable each student to work towards individualised targets that are meaningful to him/her and in keeping with his or her goals and aspirations. Learning activities tend to be practical and the emphasis is on enjoyment. English and Maths skills are embedded into learning activities so learners can develop these skills in a functional way. Where appropriate, learners can gain English and Maths qualifications.

Learners develop their work skills in various college-based enterprises and it is expected that learners will gain experience in an external work placement/volunteer job. In some cases, learners will be able to apply for Supported Internships.

The course is designed for students aged sixteen or over and lasts for one year. Progression is either onto a mainstream course or into paid/voluntary employment.

Entry requirements

If you are under 19 and you do not already have English & Maths GCSE grades 4-9 or equivalent you will be required to undertake GCSE or Functional Skills alongside your main qualification. However, some students may be exempt from having to do English and Maths based on circumstances.


Your progress is assessed throughout the year.

Financial information

Student aged 19-25 who have an EHCP in place will not have to pay for this course.  There is no charge for 16-18 year old students.

Future opportunities

Progression is either onto a mainstream course or into paid/voluntary employment.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 April 2018
Provider logo

Key information

Contact details