You will study a variety of topics depending on your ability and long-term aims
The Foundation Skills Programme (FSP) is aimed at young people with identified learning difficulties and/or disabilities.
The programme aims to develop your independence skills and help you to progress within a supported environment. You will take part in a range of subjects, which will include independent living skills, work preparation, community skills, English and maths
If you have just left school and have a learning difficulty or need extra support to help you improve your prospects and progress to further study or a career, this flexible programme will enable you to choose a range of subjects that best suit your individual needs and interests. This course is specifically designed for 16-18 year olds.
During this course you can study a variety of topics depending on your ability and long-term aims, including:
- English and maths
- Independent living skills
- Tutorial and PSHE
- Work preparation
- Undertake a supported work placement arranged by our dedicated Employment Co-ordinator
- Access a vocational option that includes: Art & Media, Childcare/Health & Social Care, Animal Care, Drama, Catering and Business.
I started at Bedford College in the September after I finished school. I like socialising at College and have made quite a few friends. We also have lunch clubs we can go to including Lego and the games room.
I chose Catering & Business as my vocational subject. I’ve enjoyed cooking since middle school. We run a kitchen called Souper Douper where we take orders from people around the College, cook the food, deliver it and then take the money. I also study English and maths and do my work experience at the British Heart Foundation shop.
Once I finish my Foundation course I want to move on to a full-time course at the College and then find a job. I feel very supported at College so I would recommend it to others. There are also lots of opportunities available to help you develop and learn new things.