Foundation Learning (Entry to Level 1)


A two year study programme designed for learners with moderate learning difficulties or additional needs. It focuses on the skills necessary to prepare them for other study programmes, independent living and/or employment.

Independent Living Skills:

This is a one year study programme which helps learners develop their independent living skills alongside work skills. It is often a progression route from Prep4Life for students who need a little longer to consolidate skills.

Project Search:

Project Search is a one year, full-time study programme which offers students the opportunity to work as interns with Yeovil District Hospital. Based at the Hospital, students learn real skills in three different departments over the study programme. Students are supported by a tutor and a job coach, to help them look for paid employment at the end of the programme.

How to Apply?

You can find out more about applying here

Course Content/Units

Functional Skills Workshops:

All learners develop and improve their maths, English and ICT skills within small group workshops.

Retail & Enterprise:

This project is based around the skills needed to work in a retail environment, including Customer Service and Selling and Stock Management. Learners have the opportunity to run a small business.


Learners express themselves through art and craft, encouraging them to be more confident in decision-making skills.

Community Awareness:

This is about exploring the community around us and enables learners to familiarise themselves with the College and Yeovil, which they can later explore.

Hospitality & Catering:

Learners gain a range of skills, including Food Preparation, Table Setting, Customer Service, Health & Hygiene and Food Service. Students are also involved in running a small café.

Get Active:

This project is delivered through practical sporting and leisure activities to develop an understanding of healthy living and the employment skills for working in the Leisure industry.