At the Learning Foundry, we want you to enjoy your time studying with us and achieve your full potential.
Our dedicated team is on hand at every step to guide you through your qualification and support you in achieving your personal and career goals.
We have a range of support for learners including:
Support while you learn
- Dedicated support tutor
- Monthly face-to-face visits
- Information, advice and guidance sessions
- Functional skills support
- Help with CV writing, interview techniques and finding employment
- Revision sessions to support with end point assessment or exams and assignments
- Industry specific guest speaker sessions
Championing neurodiversity - SEND support
At The Learning Foundry, no learner is left behind and we are committed to giving every learner the right support.
- A cognitive learning assessment for every learner to identify individual learning needs (using Cognassist),
- Personalised learning plans,
- Specialist equipment provided where needed.
Using Cognassist, we are changing the narrative around the traditional approach to learning, allowing us to offer our learners tailored support.
Your development coach and wider learner support team are also there to offer personal support throughout your journey with us.
- CV writing, interview technique and job search coaching,
- Creating a unique Individual Learning Plan (ILP),
- Personal development sessions,
- Access to Mental Health First Aiders,
- Dedicated Safeguarding and SEND team,
- Links to support and counselling services.
We’re committed to helping every one achieve their full potential and we can offer some financial support to make your learning journey with us that little bit easier
- Funded travel passes,
- Free meals (breakfast and lunch),
- Support with placement costs (depending on what sector your placement is in) i.e. DBS check, Hepatitis B jab,
- Support with IT equipment including laptop loans.
Safeguarding our learners
Safeguarding means that everyone has the right to live their lives safely, and free from harm, abuse and neglect.
We work hard to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all of our learners. We do not tolerate bullying, harassment or discrimination of any kind.
We have a designated safeguarding team to ensure all of our learners are safe. Meet the team here:
Celebrating difference - Equity, diversity and inclusion
Equity, diversity and inclusion
The Learning Foundry is an inclusive organisation. We ensure equal opportunities, challenge discrimination and integrate equality and inclusion into everything that we do - celebrating our diferences.
We ensure that everyone we work with at The Learning Foundry, whether that’s learners, staff or employers, are not discriminated against or treated less favourably due to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation or socio-economic background. This can be through direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment or victimisation.
- You should be treated fairly and with respect.
- You should not be treated adversely because of your age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.
- You are protected by law if you are treated differently than others (or ‘discriminated against’) because of your age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.
- You should not be bullied, harassed or victimised.
If you feel bullied, harassed or victimised, or would like to find out more about EDI at The Learning Foundry, get in touch with our safeguarding team:
Throughout their programme, learners provide evidence to demonstrate their knowledge and competence of the requirements for the qualification they are completing.
Every learner has a development coach who ensures they meet the requirements as stated in the qualification handbook published by the awarding organisation. Where a programme does not include a qualification, the development coach will ensure they meet the requirements as set out by the End Point Assessment Organisation.
If you disagree with an assessment decision by your development coach, you have the right to appeal.
Where the learner is appealing an End Point Assessment decision made on an Apprenticeship Standard - this sits with the particular End Point Awarding Organisation, The Learning Foundry are not directly involved.
Where the learner is undertaking a qualification then they have the right to appeal their Development Coach’s assessment decision.
If you want to make an appeal, contact your development coach who will be able to advice you on next steps.