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  • Foundations courses at the Grimsby Institute


At the Grimsby Institute we are committed to providing excellent teaching, resources and learning environments for our learners who have Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities.

Our Foundations programmes, located at our Nuns Corner, Grimsby campus, support learners through personalised study programmes that have a planned destination to independent living, employability and/or further learning.

We ensure that our Foundations learners’ have an individualised study programme, which will be discussed and planned through interview and taster sessions.

All study programmes include maths and English, work skills, Personal Social Development, competitive events and trips and visits.

We offer three pathways to further learning and employability.

  • Independent living skills
  • ICT
  • Personal care
  • Vocational subjects

Personal Progress:

a non- qualification based assessment for one year is followed by learners so that they are able to make informed choices and increase their understanding of the range of learning opportunities we have. This year helps learners to overcome negative preconceptions they may have about education and training. Personal Progress allows learners to try a range of vocational options.

Preparation for vocational learning and employment:

making choices and expressing preferences about what they want to do or be. This is a subject based qualification at Entry 3 and/or Level 1 for one year. For those young people who are able to make informed choices, there are a range of vocational options:
  • Creative Media
  • Creative Computing
  • Catering
  • Horticulture
  • Countryside Construction

Transition Pathway:

Learners develop a Transition Toolkit to develop the attitudes, skills and confidence to progress to mainstream learning. Usually the final year in Foundations, learners will have made an informed choice on what mainstream qualification they will be progressing to the following year. Learners will study a Level 1 qualification in Employability Skills whilst studying their chosen vocational option within a structured and supported pathway.

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