Want to start a Foundation course?

Foundation courses are great for students who feel they are not quite ready to commit to a full vocational course or to go into employment. Students will be able to take further development in English, Maths and Information Technology (IT).

Education is more than just learning – it’s also about finding your place in the world. We offer a wide range of externally accredited programmes for students with a Learning Disability Assessment (LDA), Statement of Special Educational Need (SEN) or an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan.

Our friendly and experienced teaching staff have created supportive learning environments across our Bordesley Green, Hall Green, Handsworth, and Longbridge (Bournville College) campuses. We also run extra activities such as rewarding educational trips and an enrichment programme designed to develop personal and social skills.

We understand that, as students progress through their course, their support needs could well change. We work hard to help students to gain the independent skills needed for work, independent living, and participation in the wider community. Their progress will be monitored and the level of support adjusted, if necessary.

We also provide progression opportunities including supported internships, apprenticeships, and further study. Exam access arrangements are available to eligible students in line with exam board regulations.

We can support your needs

At South & City College Birmingham, we support students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to transition into college, succeed in their studies, and set them up for adulthood.

This includes 1:1 support, specialist services for autism/dyslexia/learning difficulties (and more), support for sensory impairments, or even external services for further needs.

How can the college support you?

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How do I apply?

You can apply on this website, by searching for a course that you want to do. What is important is that you disclose your needs on your application form so that we can assess you and arrange your support before you start your course.

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