Foundation Studies

The Foundation Learning team provide a wide range of learning opportunities for learners of all ages over a range of levels.

See Swindon College in our video walkthrough


     These programmes are tailored to meet the needs of the students whatever their age or ability, working with
     each student to chart their individual learning journey from start to finish.


   Pathway to Progress

     For students looking to progress within a chosen subject. 

     Each student group will:

  • Have a dedicated lecturer and mentor support.
  • Have the chance to study Sport & Coaching, Multi-Trade Construction, Hospitality & Catering, Beauty Therapy, Health & Social Care & Childcare, and Art & Design.
  • Be able to develop employability skills and gain work experience within the College through a range of projects, either internally or externally, into work or further study.
  • Be able to progress onto further study or employment.


   Pathway to Work - Work Development Programme

     For students with more complex needs aged 18 and above, who wish to progress into work and to gain
     valuable workplace skills.

     This Pathway focuses on developing, maintaining, and supporting work placements in line with students’
     needs and abilities, leading to experience of employment.

      Students will receive:

  • Dedicated support.
  • A range of employability skills that will be developed and enhanced.
  • Progression options that will be reviewed and explored monthly.


   Pathway to Independence

     For students primarily with complex needs, aged 16 and above.

    This Pathway will help students to develop independent living and travel skills, and aims to increase
     confidence and life chances.

     Its core aim is about distance travelled and progression for each individual, within an engaging and
     stimulating programme of activities, such as Gardening, Cooking, Personal Development and Floristry that
     focus on the needs and ability of the student.


     Apply for Foundation Courses here.

Foundation Studies Courses

What's happening with Swindon College

Animal Care

Art, Design, Media & Production


Beauty Therapy

Business, Computing & Science

Construction Trades

Early Years

Engineering & Electrical Installation

Forensic Science

Foundation Studies


Health & Social Care



Uniformed Public Services