Foundation Studies

Course Code: LSKDP
Learning Aim Code: 50104457
Full-time / Part-time: Full-time
Duration: One Year
Campus: Paget Road campus, Wellington Road campus, Metro One campus

Is this the right course for me?

Are you 16-18 and have left school without any GCSEs or GCSE qualifications grades D-G? Do you have a disability or learning difficulty? Are you keen to improve your English, maths and ICT skills? Are you looking to improve your employability skills, job prospects or aspirations? Are you keen to try out the career you think you would like to do? Do you need extra support and small class sizes to help you achieve? Do you need to improve your knowledge and independent living skills?

If the answer’s ‘yes’ our one year full-time Foundation Studies course can help you to gain new skills and qualifications, meet and work with other people, and help you move onto further education or employment.

This course offers small group sizes with a personal tutor who will provide regular reviews, advice and guidance.

We have a 91% success rate on this course and get excellent feedback from our past students, many of whom who have gone on to get jobs or study further courses at the college.

What will I learn?

During the course you will study a range of employability and personal development modules including:

  • Health and safety
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Employability
  • Team building
  • Citizenship
  • Sport
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • Learning skills
  • Time and money

You will also study for qualifications in English, maths and ICT Functional Skills, and get the change to do some work experience and attend taster sessions of other college courses that you might be interested in.

What skills will I gain?

By studying this course you will:

  • Develop your understanding of how to prepare yourself for an interview
  • Learn how to prepare a CV
  • Develop your communication and interpersonal skills
  • Develop an appreciation of health and safety in the workplace and at home
  • Develop your confidence in dealing with other people and groups
  • Gain valuable team working and communication skills by taking part in work experience
  • opportunities and different activities in college throughout the year
  • Improve your English, maths and ICT skills

How will I be assessed?

You will be required to put together a portfolio of work which will be continually assessed throughout the course. There will be exams for English Maths and ICT Functional Skills.

What can I do next?

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to progress on to a higher level foundation learning programme or another course at the college.

What are the Entry Requirements?

There are no specific entry requirements, however you will be asked to attend an interview and assessment prior to being considered for the course.

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