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School Leavers

Foundation Learning and Support

We pride ourselves on our excellent support and a range of specialist programmes from Entry Level to Level 2 allow us to cater for all learners' needs.

We help build your confidence, self-esteem, social skills and functional skills to help you achieve qualifications suitable for your ability. We ensure all students participate fully and equally and make necessary reasonable adjustments to allow you to reach your true potential and gain the most from your experience here at Exeter College. We are really proud of how our students progress either within the college or on to other local colleges, Apprenticeships or employment.

You will have full support in and out of the classroom with at least one support worker present at all times and there is always someone available for support in between lessons, for example, lunchtimes and break times.

The purpose built Ted Wragg building has bright, spacious classrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, IT suite, furnished flat to train independent living and easy access to the building and all floors. We have a Work Inspiration Team to help you on your path to employment. Contact us for more info.

Our Entry and Level 1 courses are designed to help you to progress to:

  • A full Level 2 qualification
  • Skilled work or an Apprenticeship
  • Independent living or supported employment
  • GCSEs or other similar level courses

Courses have an emphasis on developing the practical and work based skills that you use in the workplace. Practical work in specialist facilities, both at college and/or in work placements will support you to develop the skills employers want. You will also improve your self-confidence and communication skills throughout your course as you develop your knowledge and understanding.

Our Foundation Studies faculty will help you:

  • Increase your confidence, self-esteem and social skills
  • Benefit from excellent support and help every step of the way
  • Continue to further study, employment or an apprenticeship
  • Enjoy fantastic purpose built facilities
  • Reach your true potential and follow your dreams!

What our students are saying

Having left school with few GCSEs I was struggling to find employment and was losing the motivation to look for it so I joined the Prince’s Trust programme to help me find work which it did. The course helped me improve my team building skills, my communication, my reliability and above all my employability.

Robbie, Prince’s Trust student

I have enjoyed making friends and being treated like the person I am and not like a child. Fast Track has been really life changing for me; the staff make lessons challenging and fun at the same time and I have made some really good friends. I am much more confident and positive about the future.

Thomas, GCSE Fast Track

What I enjoyed most about studying in Foundation Studies at Exeter College was the chance to develop my confidence and meet new people.

Kasha, Fast Track

I chose this course because I wanted to work with young people. The most exciting trip this term was going to court and understand the law and why people are there. I have great tutor support. My achievements have been passing Level 1 English and maths.

Tom, Level 1 Health and Social Care
Did you know?

Positive Pathways students helped shoppers pack their bags in the local Sainsbury’s and encouraged customers to donate items to Exeter Foodbank, later lending a hand at the Foodbank.

Public Services Level 1 students raised money for Help for Heroes in their 24 hour bike relay across Devon.

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