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Foundation and Inclusive Learning

Ensuring your young person gets the best education and the right support to continue their progression is core to our Group’s approach.

In order to achieve that, we’ve designed a range of courses which ensure your young person develops the skills they need to progress seamlessly through our curriculum offering.

Foundation and Inclusive Learning students in classroom

Accessibility Statement

Our aim is to support students to learn the skills to manage personal challenges and to enable students to have greater independence in their learning and personal lives.

Foundation and Inclusive Learning students in lesson

Teaching Principles

After we’ve reviewed their needs, we’re committed to providing an appropriate level of support for your young person.

We’ll draw information from their Education, Health and Care Plan, and other sources, to ensure the necessary support is put in place.

We use the RARPA (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement) structure for all of our life skills programmes, with a baseline assessment to evidence your young person’s development.

This is a personalised approach to learning to prepare your young person for adulthood.

Group of Foundation and Inclusive Learning students in the classroom

Unique Opportunities

Students are able to experience college life whilst building confidence and gaining the skills and qualifications required for their progression.

This enables them to gain a better understanding of the expectations and options open to them.

Students are able to experience a wide range of our vocational areas in small groups, including but not limited to; Catering, Construction, Music and Creative and Design.


Tutor supporting Foundation and Inclusive Learning student

Facilities on Campus

We have a wide range of facilities on our campus to help students get their most of their studies with us. 

These include:

  • Department Tuck Shop (which students can undertake work placements in)
  • Sensory Room
  • Quiet Spaces
  • Counselling Rooms
  • Student Lounges for socialising between lessons
  • Learning flat with bedroom and lounge (designed by Students)
  • Outdoor spaces (such as Allotments)
  • Training Kitchens
  • Computer Suites

Trips, Events and Social Action


Taking part in meaningful trips, events and social action projects in our local community are key to helping our students learn about the world whilst developing their skillset.

At Broadstairs Bandstand every summer, our students put on a showcase for the general public. This event gives them the opportunity to present their acting. singing and dancing skills to an audience.

How you apply for a course at EKC Broadstairs College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Have a look at our courses online and see which of them suits your needs.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply via our website and application portal. (If you have an EHCP, the application process may vary.)

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to EKC Broadstairs College and meet our team, who are there to fit around your needs and give you support.

Meet our Deputy Head of Inclusive Learning

Keri Spreadborough

Having been a former student of EKC Canterbury College, Keri has worked in education for the last 9 years teaching in mainstream schools, Further Education and SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Department).

She has also worked in Higher Education, managing Student Disability Teams.

Keri can normally be found in the Inclusive Learning department supporting the broad curriculum offer, working with the team and supporting the teaching of lessons.

She enjoys the learning sessions we offer and even occasionally covers the Inclusive Learning tuck shop with students, which is open to the whole college community.

Explore our Facilities

Our website allows you to explore our facilities and discover videos of our students who share their experience.

How to apply

If you have decided on a course or study programme, find out how to apply for EKC Broadstairs College.

Need help and advice?

Our College team are here to support you in a number of ways, such as to help you explore your options.

I’ve got to know people from across the College during my work placement in the Tuck Shop.

This has enabled my communication skills to really improve, alongside my studies of Maths, English, Cooking and Art.

Studying here is great as I have a good relationship with my teachers and College is helping me look into career options and what I’d like to do as a dream job.

Inclusive Learning Student – LEAP

I’ve learnt many skills here through work placement which is my favourite part of the course.

This includes my work with the Colleges’ housekeeping team, where I maintain the campus and keep it clean through litter picking and other activities.

I also become a DJ at College events and help to entertain other students at our discos and parties.

Inclusive Learning Student – Learning for Life

We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.

We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.