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Foundation Learning

Welcome to Foundation Learning at South Leicestershire College.

"I meet new people and I enjoy coming to College" (Jack Jenkins) - "I like being in College because you get to learn new stuff all the time" (Warren Evans) - "I am really confident in myself and I have made a lot of friends on different courses. I am happy at South Leicestershire College" (Rayana Mazumder) - "It gives me confidence" (James Williamson) - "It gives me a better chance" (Lee Fisher) - "I like doing the lessons" (Charlotte Darby)


Here at South Leicestershire College, we're committed to supporting students with special educational needs and or disabilities, helping them to succeed in a friendly and welcoming environment.


We offer personalised study programmes and support plans for students aged 16-24 years, helping them to develop a range of important social, academic and vocational skills, encouraging independent living and employability.

We pride ourselves in the support and encouragement provided to all of our students, helping them to grow in confidence and express their personality.





Why chose us?


  • Personalised transition packages and Study Programmes that suit the needs of each student
  • A long track record of working with students with special educational needs and/or disabilities
  • We help develop independent living and employability skills
  • Support and encouragement for all students to grow in confidence and express their personality
  • Dedicated support for dyslexia, literacy and numeracy


Successful partnerships with local schools, special schools, social services and careers guidance services







Our Courses


We have robust progression paths available, ensuring students are clear on their options for their next steps. Students learn in a friendly environment and are taught in small group sizes to ensure individuals are fully supported.


Diploma in Personal Progress – Entry Level 1


Foundation Route to Independent Living & Work – Entry Levels 2 and 3


FE Choices – Entry Level 3 and Level 1







FE Choices


FE choices is an additional supported study package within the Foundation Learning offer for students who are working at Level 1, and are unsure of the direction they wish to take.


Two different Study Programmes are available, both of which have Maths and English running through many aspects, tailored to the student’s needs and delivered in encouraging taster sessions allowing students to pick and explore subject areas based around their personal interests.


Successful completion of the FE Choice programme allows students to progress onto a full-time subject area at Level 1 or Level 2, an Apprenticeship, employment or voluntary work, or a Supported Internship.







Work Experience


Work experience is an important part of the Foundation Learning Study Programme. It helps to build students' confidence in a workplace setting, develop new skills and helps them identify possible next steps after studying with us. We have relationships with organisations including Costa Coffee, Tesco, and local community projects who all provide work experience opportunities for our learners. 






























Download our Foundation Learning guide 










We are always available to talk, so please contact us if you would like to discuss any support needs or would like to find out more information:


Call 0116 264 3535








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Opening Hours

Term Times:
Mon & Thurs: 8.00am - 8.00pm
Tue, Wed & Fri: 8.00am - 5.00pm

Non-term Times:
Mon - Thur: 8.30am - 5.00pm
Fri: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Contact us
South Leicestershire College
Blaby Road
South Wigston
LE18 4PH

Phone: 0116 264 3535
Fax: 0116 277 5578

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