Foundation Studies

Our Foundation Studies Department offers a range of courses for students with learning difficulties and disabilities, taking a tailored approach to individual learning needs.

Specialist support

The department specialises in the areas of profound and multiple learning difficulties, autism, severe and moderate learning difficulties, sensory processing and working with disengaged learners. We treat every student as unique, ensuring they receive the highest standard of education.

Our range of courses will help you to gain skills for personal progression – whether it’s accessing mainstream education or developing independent living skills.


As a Foundation Studies student, you’ll be part of our most active College group. You’ll be able to attend residentials, take part in events, obtain a work placement through our dedicated job coach, and enjoy learning in a fun and supportive environment. 

Truro College is fantastic. It’s exciting, fun and I really like the staff. I have also made lots of new friends at the College and my favourite subjects are Dance and Me, My Body and I.

Chloe, Independent Living student