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Foundation Learning programmes are currently delivered through our partnership with Severndale Specialist School at the Futures Centre on the London Road Campus. We offer a range of opportunities for students with learning difficulties and / or disabilities aged 16-24, to develop the skills to prepare them for the world of employment, to grow their independence and to experience a range of opportunities to mature social awareness as well as self-awareness of abilities.

These courses are bespoke and tailored around the individual, linking to vocational areas of the College. Students will explore subjects such as Motor Vehicle, Construction, Hair & Beauty, Hospitality & Catering, Retail and Customer Service. The programmes focus on developing skills and knowledge within the workplace and provide the chance to identify potential further study to achieve qualifications. Courses are delivered away from the classroom environment, working inclusively with other students and meeting the public using the commercial facilities of the College.

We believe the course structure provides a supported yet challenging environment to develop each individual student’s potential whilst helping with confidence and self-belief as achievements are made.

For further information, please email Joanne Aldridge joanne.aldridge@severndaleschool.co.uk

Supported Internships are a suitable destination for some students who hold a current EHCP and would like to study a work related programme leading to employment. Shrewsbury College does not currently offer this provision and anyone interested in finding out more should refer the their Local Authority or seek information form these organisations

  • Derwen College
  • North Shropshire College
  • Telford College of Arts and Technology

Shrewsbury College is committed to working with Shropshire Council in support of its strategy to develop Supported Internship provision across the county.

I talked to Paveaways at Shrewsbury College’s Employers Week and they offered me a six week work experience placement on a building site, which was good experience and I really enjoyed it. After this course I went on to do an Apprenticeship in Carpentry & Joinery with Paveaways.

Jordan Barber
Pathways to Progression


Career Options

Career options and national starting averages include:

  • Kitchen Porter £11,500
  • Gardener £12,000

Source: National Careers Service