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Supported and Foundation Learning

Supported and Foundation Learning Programmes

For Special Schools, Colleges or other Providers

Are you a Special School, College or other provider offering Supported or Foundation Learning programmes?

Take a look at the wide range of highly flexible qualifications that we have available:
  • Available at different levels - Entry 1 through to Level 2
  • Different sizes and learning time - Awards, Certificates and Diplomas
  • Personal and Social Development and Vocational units to choose from
  • English, Mathematics and Science qualifications/units
  • Functional Skills Qualifications from Entry 1 through to Level 2
  • Flexible rules of combination, easy for learners to work towards achieving a qualification
  • A range of free resources – work books and tutor guides.

Some examples of our qualifications widely used for supported learning programmes include:

  • Living Independently
    • Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3
    • Award, Certificate and Diploma

    Units include:

    • Accessing Heath Services
    • Applying for Jobs and Courses
    • Cooking
    • Getting about Safely
    • Living Safely in a Home
    • Money
    • Personal Care and Hygiene, and many more…

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  • Employability and Development Skills
    • Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2
    • Award, Certificate and Diploma

    Sectors areas include:

    • Animal Care
    • Building and Construction
    • Creative Arts and Design
    • Horticulture, Hospitality
    • IT
    • Motor Vehicle
    • Performing Arts
    • Service Industries
    • Sport and more…

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  • Skills for Living and Work
    • Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2
    • Award, Certificate and Diploma

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Offering a large selection of both personal and social development and vocational units to choose from, you are able to pick and mix from a selection of units creating a course bespoke to your learner needs.

We have many more qualifications available, preparing your learners with vital Life and Work Skills.

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Why choose us?

Our experience of working with a wide variety of schools and colleges means that we understand what you need to support delivery of your qualifications.

We offer a flexible portfolio based approach to assessment and ongoing advice and support from both a dedicated Quality Adviser and Business Development Manager. Our customer support team is also always on hand to help with any registration and award questions you may have.

Whether you are enhancing a learners independent living skills or preparing them for real work experience, our qualifications offer something really valuable for all.

We also offer a range of free resources to support the delivery of many of these qualifications and can develop new resources if required.

Here's what some of our partner Schools and Colleges say about us:

“The flexibility of Open College Network West Midlands units has allowed North Shropshire College to create bespoke vocational programmes of study linked to the key growth sectors in the area, further enhancing the employability opportunities for learners.”

Anna Thomas, North Shropshire College.

“The dedicated support and flexibility from Open College Network West Midlands has enabled Derwen College to award our students nationally recognised qualifications at both Entry Level 3 and Level 1.”

Laura Jones, Projects Coordinator Derwen College.

“The Open College Network West Midlands qualifications in Employability and Development are fantastic for enabling young people to gain knowledge and skills in a variety of vocational areas such as cooking healthy meals, literacy and numeracy, parenting, employability, and personal budgeting”

Manjit Dhillon, St Basil’s Life Skills Coordinator.
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