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foundation studies

We welcome students with additional learning and support needs. Our Foundation Studies department offers a range of courses for students to gain skills for personal progression, taking a tailored approach to individual learning needs.

highest standard and 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 student in Foundation Studies, you will be part of the College's most active group of students. You will be able to attend residentials, take part in the Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge, obtain a  work placement through our dedicated job coach and most of all enjoy learning in a fun and supportive environment.

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We offer an outstanding curriculum providing opportunities for all students to develop independent living skills and to prepare for adulthood.

Theresa Edwards - Programme Team Leader, Foundation Studies at Truro College

how long is it?

AIL (Truro & Penwith) 3 Years

Skilled For Life (Truro & Penwith) 1 Year

ACE (Truro Only) 5 years

ASD (Truro Only) 3 years

What do you need?

There are no formal entry requirements for these courses.

where will it take me?

AIL – The AIL course is designed to develop independent living skills and employability skills for learners to progress onto, further education, voluntary/sheltered employment, or paid employment.

Skilled for Life – The S4L course is designed to prepare students for further education or employment.

ACE – The ACE courses specialist sensory provision is designed to provide opportunities for students in further education or other appropriate placements in the community.

ASD – The ASD courses specialist provision is designed to provide possible further education opportunities or community placements.

Our colleges

Truro College
College Road

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