Foundation Learning

Need help deciding where to go next? Don’t have the grades to do what you want? A foundation programme will help you build your confidence and knowledge as well as improve your skills and qualifications.

Our aim is to help you progress to a GCSE/Level 2 programme, an Apprenticeship or a full-time job. To find out more about each of the programmes, simply click on the title.

Routes to Independence

This two-year practical course at Entry Level supports young people with additional needs to become more independent and prepare for their future as an adult.

Routes to Employment

This one-year programme helps students with additional needs prepare for getting into employment and is an ideal precursor to embarking on a Supported Internship.

Supported Internship

This one-year Level 1 Internship supports young people who have an Education, Health and Care Plan to gain paid employment.

Project SEARCH

DFN Project SEARCH is committed to transforming the lives of young people with learning disabilities and autism.

It is a full academic year supported internship programme for 18 to 24-year-olds who have an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), with an end goal of competitive employment.

Our interns will complete a variety of work experience placements within great Western Hospital based primarily at their site in Swindon.

Routes to a Career

This one-year Entry Level/Level 1 programme is for those unsure of what career path they would like to take in the future.

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