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Foundation Learning Level 1 Study Programme

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course can be tailored to an individual's needs and can start at anytime throughout the year. The next start date will be September 2023. The length of the course will depend on the individual tailored programme.

Entry requirements

You must be 16-18 years of age (or 19-25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan). Some 14-16 year olds may also be able to join the course.

You will achieve

  • You will achieve an Award/Certificate or Diploma in Skills for Employment and Further Learning OR Employability Skills Level 1.
  • Functional skills or GCSE in English and Maths.

Course overview

This study programme will provide you with the essential skills required to enable personal development in preparation for life, learning and employment.

Course content

Your course will include:

Tutorials – Weekly mentor-led sessions and group discussions.

Skills for progression – Developing skills including working as a team, resilience, communication, developing a positive outlook as well as support with filling in application forms, creating a CV and building self-confidence.

Maths and English – Functional Skills or GCSEs at the right level for you.

Vocational option – You will have the opportunity to get hands-on and try out other subject areas in College such as: Animal Care, Catering, Childcare and Health, Digital Industries, eSports, Games, Hair and Beauty, Horticulture, Multi-trade (Construction and Engineering), Performing Arts and Public Services.

Mostly by assessment but some learners may take examinations in English and Maths.

You will require a ring binder and pens.

The Fleets
Smithies Lane
S71 1NL

Many students go onto work towards a higher level qualification.

How much does the course cost?

This course is free.

Foundation Learning Level 1 Study Programme

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