Our courses are suitable for students with a wide range of learning difficulties or disabilities, who have few or no formal qualifications and who require support to help them work towards a specific goal or gain a qualification
GOLDD Project - Great Opportunities: Learning Difficulties and Disabilities.
We are working with Barnet & Southgate College to support young people, aged 16-24 years, living in west London boroughs who are not in education, employment or training and who have a disability and/or learning difficulty. The project is to help young people find a way back into education, employment or training through information, advice and guidance
If you, or someone you know, is interested in finding out more about the GOLDD project please click here for more information.
What’s it like in Foundation Studies?
- Our courses are offered at various levels from Entry 1 to Level 1 and are designed to provide support to help students develop their skills, knowledge and understanding, whatever their needs or starting point.
- Students gain a range of basic and life skills such as numeracy, literacy, ICT, cooking, gardening, money management, accessing the community, developing confidence and study skills.
- Many students progress onto other courses at the college, into employment or onto further training.
- Friendly staff provide a supportive and caring environment and are on hand to help students reach their potential.
- We encourage students to get involved and take part in enterprise activities which have included, making products to sell, setting up and staffing a stand selling Christmas cards and gifts, baking biscuits to sell and raising money for charity. This year we are developing our own shop which will be open on a regular basis, selling a variety of items as well as hosting enterprise projects.
- Preparation for the world of work is important and there are units to help students apply for jobs plus interview practice, with the support of our Employment Coach. All students participate in work experience and/or voluntary work.
"I looked at a number of colleges on the internet and Uxbridge College offered more support for learners on the Access to FE course. My lecturers ensure that I am fully included in lessons, understand my needs but also make sure I am challenged. If you have a disability or learning difficulty Uxbridge College is the place to be - not only do you get the support you need, but a great learning experience"