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Foundation Studies

Study Mode

Full Time

Start Date



1 year

Available at

Course Overview

This course prepares you for further learning at College, giving you the understanding and confidence you will need to succeed in your chosen area of study. It gives you the practical skills for you to thrive in the College environment and will help you decide on the next stage of your education.

What will I learn?

You will:

Gain work-related and vocational skills in classroom and real-work or simulated environments
Develop personal, social and employability skills
Prepare for further training in your chosen occupational area
Enhance your ability to make informed career choices.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Your studies and assessment will be within the framework of a flexible accredited Progression qualification at Entry 3 or Level 1. Although we will individualise the programme according to your needs, sample units may include:

College Induction
Young People, Law and Order
Developing Skills for a Healthy Lifestyle
Study Skills
Enterprise project
Subject-specific vocational skills

You will also study English and maths at a level that is right for you. We will agree which level is appropriate following an assessment which you can either take at interview or when your course begins. The qualification will be GCSE or Functional Skills.

Entry Requirements

This course has no formal entry requirements, although we do need to see any qualifications you have achieved during your previous education. Our staff will meet with you to find out if this is the right course for you.

Additional Costs and Information

Your course is likely to include trips to tourist attractions and community facilities which will require a contribution to the cost.

In addition, some work experience options may need special safety equipment or uniforms. You can apply for financial help from the College, if this cost is going to be a challenge.

What Could I Do Next?

You could progress onto:The Foundation Level 1 Progression programme A Level 1 full-time course in the subject area of your choice Employment in your chosen field

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