The emphasis of Foundation Learning courses are firmly on practical elements – and there is a wide choice of topics.

Creative types might want to try a performing arts course, looking at all things theatrical, or an art and design programme taking in drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, and print making.

If you’re considering a career in health and social care can learn about physical, emotional and social health needs.

Others can go down the Travel and Tourism route, or Sport and Active Leisure, Media, Hospitality and Catering, Media, or IT.

Study on many of the Foundation courses is spread over three days a week, and may include the opportunity of work experience placements, where appropriate.

Did you know? Foundation Learning students study for all-important functional skills of literacy and numeracy alongside their chosen specialist subjects.


  • Performing Arts
  • Health & Social Care
  • Art & Design
  • Technology
  • Sport & Active Leisure
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Media
  • Hospitality & Catering
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Public Services
Course Name School Assessment  
RARPA Preperation For LifeFoundation LearningCareer Insights
Retail & Workskills Entry 3Foundation LearningCareer Insights
Supported InternshipFoundation LearningCareer Insights
Vehicle Technology Entry 3Automotive, Foundation LearningCareer Insights