Foundation Learning


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


1 Year



Career Sector


Available At

Palmer's Seevic

Start Date


A quick introduction from Mandy, Head of Pathways

Course overview

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 or GCSEs in English and Maths, depending on entry qualifications.

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.

Why should I study at USP College?

  • Regular trips to develop your confidence and social skills
  • Meaningful work experience opportunities to boost your employability skills.


What could I do next?

Many learners will progress on to other courses within the college for example 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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