Our Foundation Programme is highly structured and supports young people with more complex needs. This is a specialist course that meets all of the expectations of a study programme. Our Foundation Programme uses the principles or RARPA and supports young people with more complex needs. The delivery is bespoke, and each young person has a timetable that will allow them to develop specific skills identifed as crucial to life/work and increasing indepndence. 

You will study life skills, maths, English and undertake small group sessions that will help you to work towards your EHCP outcomes. You will be supported to improve your communication, understanding using money, keeping safe, working in a team, problem solving and turn-taking.

With high levels of support, the programme provides an opportunity to work both in a small group, and to access all areas of the college. These include, Life skills, small animal care, PE, horticulture, and Fairfield Animal Centre.

Young people on the Foundation Programme will also work with our Careers Manager to explore transition opportunities and future planning. 



English, Maths & IT

The World of Work

Life Skills

Digital Skills

Personal Growth


Small Animal Studies

Dog Grooming

Market Garden


Customer Care & Office Skills



Fairfield Animal Centre

Foundation Studies

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Fairfield College offers many extracurricular activities, so have a look at our page dedicated to what else students can experience. Click here to explore.

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Want more information before putting forward an application? Call us on 01373 823028 or email info@ffc.ac.uk.

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