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Work Preparation Supported Foundation Tier 3

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1 year


Kings Road,
Reading, RG1 4HJ

This course mainly for students with barriers to learning who need more time for study before moving to vocational courses or supported internships.

In addition to developing their personal and social skills learners will spend two days a week on work experience.

Students will learn via a combination of group work and specialist support. The course is varied and allows students to develop their literacy, numeracy and IT skills, as well as their work skills.

Students also learn practical skills through sessions that include cookery, art, photography and radio. Our supportive and experienced staff will help prepare students for employment and an independent life.

This course could be funded via your local authority if you have an EHCP.

What I'll learn

This course helps learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities develop a combination of work experience, practical and key skills.

As part of the course students will have two days of supervised work experience to help develop their work skills.

Students will learn through a range of practical sessions including art, cookery, craft, photography, music, radio, sport and recreation, desktop publishing and a range of enrichment activities including coaching and Duke of Edinburgh awards.

There will also be the chance for them to take part in enrichment activities such as discos, residential trips, visits to museums, exhibitions and theme parks.

A tailored approach is taken towards learning with specialist staff providing support to students every step of the way. Students will learn a specialist curriculum and be taught in groups and receive individual specialist support.

Students will gain the opportunity to progress on to further studies or employment. The course can help boost students’ confidence and self-esteem improve their independence and prepare them for the workplace. Experienced and supportive staff will help prepare students for the responsibilities of adult life.


How I'll learn

Students will spend two days a week on supervised work experience and pick up future skills for employment.

There will be a range of enrichment activities and practical group sessions allowing students to develop their personal and social skills.


How I'll be assessed

Coursework or GCSE examinations if appropriate.


Entry Requirements

No qualifications are required. Students will be individually assessed and given an informal interview.


How to Apply

To register your interest and contact the Foundation Learning team, you do not need to complete the full college application form. Please complete this short form.