Foundation learning

Foundation Learning students have been helping out their local community recently with a range of projects.

Bedworth Cricket Club

Their first project was located at Bedworth Cricket Club.

The team were joined by Construction students from the College’s Harrowbrook Campus who have been mentoring students on the Foundation learning programme. The aim is to help them gain experience in real working environments.

Together the students fixed fences and carried out vital repairs to the sight screen. They then moved on to preparing and painting woodwork around the site then carried out maintenance on the benches ready for the public in the summer.

Ian Lee, Foundation learning Lecturer at the College said: “Having mentors for projects like these really improves the students’ confidence; they’ve all worked exceptionally hard and have really put their skills to the test. We hope the community will benefit from this once the cricket season is in full swing.

“We’d also like to thank Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council for their donation of wood to help the project.”

Upcycling

As well as contributing to the community, the Foundation learning Team have also been helping the environment.

After sourcing used pallets from nearby residents and local businesses they have stripped them back in order to make a range of useful items.

Ian Lee, Foundation Learning Lecturer added: “Projects like these not only help the students with their maths and motor skills but also build teamwork, communication skills and leadership qualities. One of the students even went home and reproduced what he had learnt with some pallets in his Grandad’s garage. He then put them up for sale outside his house making a tidy profit!”

Our Foundation Learning programmes are available to students aged 16-18 and they are also available to those aged 19 and over who have an Education Health and Care Plan. Programmes are available at a range of levels to suit all abilities are the ideal choice for learners with SEND (Specific Educational Needs and Disabilities) or those who are simply uncertain of their next steps.