Our Foundation Learning (Choices LLDD) courses are national qualifications and aim to help students with learning difficulties and disabilities improve and develop their independent life skills and prepare for work. Students will also develop their social and personal skills working within a supportive and discreet environment, while also being part of the wider college community.
Each course is set up for one to two years, however, depending upon the level of the learner at entry and their individual needs, there is a possibility to progress through the qualifications and remain at college for a maximum of 3 years.
Programme Leader – Foundation Learning
Tel: 0161 486 4690
The delivery of each course is designed around the needs of individual students. You will have an assessment of your skills and individual needs to see what you need to improve for the future. Individual targets will be set and, throughout the programme, you will work towards meeting these targets as outlined in your ?Individual Learning Plan.
Entry Level 1
This course has been designed to allow learners working at pre-Entry or Entry 1 to develop their personal and social skills to progress to further study or independent living. The units within this course cover areas such as communication, money skills, independent travel, sports, enterprise and creativity. Learners will also have opportunities to take part in visits, dance and drama activities and work placements.
Entry Level 2
This course has been designed for learners working at or towards Entry 2 to develop their skills further to support their progression to supported employment or further study. This course will cover a wide range of units in areas such as setting goals, working with others, knowledge for living in the wider community, dealing with problems, developing self, healthy living, budgeting and preparing for work. This course is intended to help students gain skills that will help them enter employment, build confidence and raise self-esteem. They will also have the opportunity to develop their own interests in areas such as gardening, sport and drama while taking part in external work placements. What you do with these courses is up to you. They will help prepare you for work, to get ready to live more independently or lead to higher level qualifications.
Learners have the opportunity to progress onto our Supported Internship course or our Entry 3 Vocational provision at any other provider within our group, at Stockport College, Trafford College or The Cheadle College
You will be assessed through the development of your practical skills as well as the completed work for your portfolio which will be externally moderated.You will also be assessed on how well you meet your individual targets as set out in your Individual Learning Plan. These will be decided on by your teachers, support staff and other people who work with you throughout the course.
We work closely with a number of agencies including Services for Young People, Pure Innovations, Social Services, Stockport CP society and local businesses in order to aid students with their transition to and from college.
4:30pm - 7:00pm