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Nescot’s Foundation Learning team organised a Progression Fair at the college to support students transitioning from the department into the 'main' college or into work.

The students had the opportunity to meet curriculum teams from across Nescot and find out more about which qualifications would most suit their needs and interests, as well as trying out activities.

They also spoke to employers from a wide range of sectors about CV writing, interview technique and job opportunities, and to charities that support young people with additional needs.

Experts from Nescot were also on-hand to speak to give specialist advice on topics including career planning and supported internships.

Lisa Moynihan, Assistant Director of Foundation Learning and Learning Support at Nescot, praised staff across the college for their support.

“We planned the event really carefully to make sure it offered our students what they need to help them progress in their career in a way that’s right for them,” she added.

“It can be a big transition to go from Foundation Learning into the workplace or to a mainstream course within the college, so we wanted to offer our young people practical advice, expert information and all the emotional support they might need.”

Foundation Learning offers a wide range of qualifications aimed at supporting students to reach their full potential.

Some of our programmes are aimed at students with learning difficulties and disabilities, and others have been developed for young people who left school with few or no formal qualifications.

The Progression Fair was held in the college’s sports hall from 12-2pm on March 24 and hosted support teams from Nescot as well as curriculum teams from Animal Studies to Uniformed Public Services.

Employers and charities who supported the event included The Holiday Inn Express Epsom, National Careers Service, Epsom Job Centre, Epsom and Ewell Youth Hub

You can find out more about Foundation Learning on our website here, and more about supported internships here.