Life is for living, creating memories, overcoming challenges and having fun. We want you to thrive in life not just survive and our aim is to help you develop a substantial set of life skills.
Our Foundation Learning courses are designed to improve essential basic skills for work and everyday living to give you the best opportunities in life. Delivered in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment, our fully committed team offers support and advice, working with you to design a study programme tailored to your needs and is supported throughout your time at Kirklees College.
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College 16-18 (12)
Adult Learners 19+ (1)
Prospectus & Course Guides for 2020/21
Why work in the Foundation Learning Industry?
Employment in Service Enterprises roles are down 4.2% since 2018
Wide range of jobs in the Foundation Learning Industry
A wide range of employers in the Foundation Learning Industry
Property, Housing and Estate Managers
Hairdressing and Beauty Salon Managers and Proprietors
Managers and Proprietors in Other Services n.e.c.
Estate Agents and Auctioneers
Considering a career in Foundation Learning?
Or, if you already have a career in mind, but you’re are not sure what you need to study to pursue that career, we can help you get one step closer to that dream job.
Qualifications & levels explained
Find the perfect career
Studying Level 1 Work Skills
Studying entry Level 2 Life Skills
Project Search Case Studies
Working in the Dermatology department at Dewsbury and District Hospital as part of Project Search
Since joining Project Search, I have met lots of new people and learnt new skills. The project has helped to build my confidence using public transport by providing the travel training and support I needed to confidently travel to the hospital independently. I have learnt to communicate more effectively with others and hope to use my experience on the project to find a job and keep learning.
Working in the Medical Records department at Dewsbury and District Hospital as part of Project Search
Project Search has given me experience in different areas of work to see what is most suited to me. I have improved my communication, physical and IT skills and enjoy talking to the patients at the hospital. I have learnt how to manage my time well and I hope to start an apprenticeship course after completing Project Search to help improve my job prospects.