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Foundation Studies

If you want to improve skills for personal progression, whether it be accessing the next level of course to study a particular subject or developing your independent living skills, you've applied to study at the right place and we can't wait to meet you!

Our Entry Level and Level 1 courses offer students vocational and employability opportunities to progress within a college setting and/or the workplace. With a variety of pathways to suit individual student needs, including outstanding study opportunities for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Our vocational offer, life skills courses and supported internship programme are designed to develop students' personal and social development skills alongside working towards gaining valuable employability and study skills for future progression.

Ofsted, 2019
Teachers of learners who have high needs, who are on foundation programmes, adapt the provision carefully in to smaller, achievable chunks so learners develop - step by step - their knowledge and skills to live independent lives.

Ofsted, 2019

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Foundation Studies Summer Work


To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer

Entry 3 and Level 1

Week 1 - 11th July Is my favourite snack healthy for me?

Week 2 - 18th July My Fitness Diary

Week 3 - 25th July Maths Hero

Week 4 - 1st August Punctuation Practice

Week 5 - 8th August How do we communicate? and Maths Magic

Week 6 - 15th August All about you and What is your favourite song?

Week 7 - 22nd August Summer Holidays are Fun

Entry Level 3 Pathway Summer Task

Level 1 Summer Task

Supported Internships

Supported Internships Summer Task

In the meantime, if you have a question about your summer work or a query about the course, you can get in touch with the department staff by emailing

Supported Internships

NSCG offers supported internships to help students aged 16-25 with a disability take a step into paid employment. Supported internships are structured study programmes intended to enable young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to achieve sustainable, paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work through learning in the workplace.


Take some time to get to know us really well. You will find our latest news, events and updates by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you are on Facebook please be sure to join our new Facebook groups ‘NSCG Stafford College Starters 2022’ where you can virtually join a community of learners who will also be joining NSCG in September, some of whom may be on the same course as you.

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Got a question about your course? Complete the form below and we'll respond as soon as we can.

Department Highlights

Raising money for charity

Our amazing Supported Internship students in our Foundation Studies department have been busy fundraising for Katharine House Hospice, Stafford as part of their 'Running an Event' unit at college.

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Care in the Community

NSCG Foundation Studies hand painted over 1000 recycled plastic bottles for a Remembrance Service installation displayed outside the College in November 2018.

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Organising events

Our students recently hosted a fantastic Jubilee Afternoon Tea for guests at our Riverbank Restaurant. Students greeted guests, as well as serving tasty sandwiches and cakes, creating a Jubilee themed quiz for those in attendance and gifts to sell.

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Excelling in and out of the classroom

Student, Cameron Sargent is not only excelling in his studies but also on the ice-rink where he competes internationally as a champion figure skater, his most notable achievement winning Silver in the Special Olympics.

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If you have a specific question about our Virtual Open Days, simply get in touch.

01785 223 800