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 Foundation (Entry/SEN)

The Foundation programme offers students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities (SEN) exciting opportunities to develop skills for everyday life to move them towards independence, adulthood and potential employment.

We assess each learner's capabilities, which enables us to organise the level of individual support required. Courses are delivered in our dedicated Ingelow Centre where facilities include:

> 10 classrooms
> A flat which is a real home environment
> A sensory classroom
> A computer lab
> An art room
> A full equipped catering kitchen
> A quiet room
> First aid/personal care facilities
> A sensory garden
> A large greenhouse
> A summer house
< I-Shop and I-Café - realistic working environments

Please click here to download our new Foundation (Entry) Course Guide.
We have a dedicated team of highly skilled and experienced staff and we pride ourselves in being able to offer a caring environment, which encourages the learner to gain confidence and self-esteem whilst learning new skills and having fun.

Our aim is to support students to develop their individual potential. We assess each learner’s capabilities, which enables us to organise the level of individual support required.

Based at the Ingelow Centre is the Programme Area Manager for Foundation along with 4 teaching staff, a work experience coordinator and a English and Maths tutor.

We also employ over 40 Learning Support Assistants who all hold specialist qualifications/training certificates in relation to a disability and/or a learning difficulty.
Leaving school and going to college can be a worrying time for students. Short taster courses can be arranged prior to starting at college that support students to familiarise themselves with staff and their surroundings and help them to settle into college life.

Visits by parents/careers and students are always welcome and these can be arranged by contacting Carol Hanford, Programme Area Manager on 01205 365701 ext 3258.

There are also a wide range of support services available, including specialist assessments; Learning Support Assistants; a Learning Mentor; specialist equipment and personal assistance for mobility and personal care needs; adapted resources for individuals with learning, mobility, visual and hearing impairments; transportation and travel training support; special exam arrangements; and additional tuition.

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Boston College Foundation Studies learner, Jack Baggley, has successfully gained permanent employment at the national fast food restaurant, Pizza Hut, after attending a 2-day-a-week work placement as part of his Supported Internship course.

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