Foundation Learning


Course overview

This is a one year, Level 1 course which will prepare students for progression onto: apprenticeships, further education or employment. Learners will develop skillsets which will provide them with more opportunities in the future.

All students will be fully supported inside and outside of the classroom with the addition of personal tutors, learning support assistants and personal learning coaches. This will involve in class support, specialist exam arrangements and welfare support to help with confidence and emotional and social needs.

The study programme will include:

• Ascents Level 1 Certificate in Progression
• BTEC Level 1 Introductory Award in Vocational studies
• Maths and English (Functional Skills or GCSE)
• 70 hours sector specific work experience
• Tutorial sessions to help with personal development and goal setting

Entry requirements

16-19 years of age and without 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 (A*- C)

Course Modules

An overview of modules that will be taught are:

• Preparing for Work
• Effective Communication
• Personal Confidence
• Working with Others
• Personal Development
• Project Management

How will I be assessed?

Theoretical learning and practical activities will be at the heart of learning. Interactions with ‘real world’ experts will underpin the relevance of modules. Students will benefit from the extensive facilities of the college and learning will be enhanced utilising the college’s Microsoft Showcase status.

What can I do next

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression onto: Apprenticeships in chosen industry, further education or employment.