The Beneficial Foundation was established in 1979 as a registered training organisation within the City of Portsmouth and became a registered charity. The Foundation provides training to disadvantaged adults (post 16) with special educational needs through route-to-work training.
The Foundation successfully developed a course within the fields of Commerce & Industry and Independent Living called ‘Steps to Success’. Through the course’s successes, it continued to grow and develop and in 2010 the Foundation became a recognised City & Guilds Centre. From this the course then evolved into Pathways for Opportunities, a foundation learning course encompassing personal social development, vocational training as well as functional skills; Maths, English and ICT.