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Foundation learning

Foundation learning helps students of all abilities to build skills for life. Students can choose from a range of courses that include independent living, employment skills, and specialist animal care courses, which could help them to progress into further study or employment.

Foundation learning full-time courses

Why choose foundation learning at West Notts?

Supportive environment

Students are given all the support and facilities needed to get the most out of the college experience – within a safe and inclusive learning environment. Foundation studies students also get the opportunity to take lunch ahead of other students at the college, giving them time to enjoy time with new-found friends.

Caring tutors

With experience of working with students at all levels and all abilities, the foundation studies tutors are always on hand to support and guide learners to achieve their best.

Opportunities for work experience

Some of our foundation learning courses offer real work experience. Students could find themselves helping in Refined or Relish; the college’s training restaurants, or on an external placement such as at a local farm.

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Course progression
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Animal care
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Employment skills
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Independence skills
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Personal and social development
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Vocational programmes
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Why choose West Notts?

100% A Level pass rate in 2018

Best FE college for A Levels value added* in the East Midlands

One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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