Foundation Learning


Designed to enable students to learn and develop relevant skills and vocational knowledge.


1 Year


Level 1

Career Sector


Available At

Palmer's Seevic

Start Date


Course overview

Providing a five-day provision for students, our Pathways programme is designed for young people who would benefit from learning within a supported environment.

Students on the programme receive help to develop their independent living skills to prepare for adulthood, whilst studying Functional Skills in English and Maths.

Entry requirements

There are no formal qualifications required for this programme. It is designed for young people with a recognised learning difficulty and/or disability who have been in receipt of an Educational Statement. 19+ learners will need an Education Health & Care Plan (EHCP).

What will I study? 

With a wide variety of work experience modules, you are able to experience a range of subjects to help you make informed decisions about future progression.

Work experience modules could include:

  • Arts
  • Enterprise
  • Digital Media
  • Hospitality
  • Independence
  • Land Management
  • Personal Care
  • Sport.

Each work experience module includes an employment assessment, a coursework assignment, and a practical element. As an example: those on the Hospitality pathway could run a cafe, using their skills of preparing and cooking food, taking orders and budgeting for their final project.

Why should I study at USP College?

  • Regular trips to develop your confidence and social skills
  • Meaningful work experience placements to boost your employability skills
  • Opportunity to attend a residential placement to advance your independence skills.


What could I do next?

Many learners will progress on to other courses within the college for example Foundation Learning programmes in Animal Care, Sport, Media, or Health & Social Care. Other progression pathways include the Supported Internship which is a work-based learning programme.

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