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Foundation Studies

Length of course

One year

Entry criteria

This course is suitable for students who have achieved mainly E, F and G grades in their GCSEs, have studied BTECs at entry grade or who have no formal qualifications.

Why study Foundation Studies?

This foundation level course will enable you to build on the skills and knowledge you already have to gain a qualification that will give you access to a range of careers and further education opportunities.

What do I study?

You will study for a Level 1 BTEC Diploma in Vocational Studies which allows you to try elements from different BTEC qualifications as tasters for further study.

This will include:

  • Preparing for employment
  • Understanding your learning and recognising your strengths
  • Managing your money
  • Taking part in exercise and fitness
  • Planning a trip
  • How the body works
  • Customer service in retail
  • Using IT

The course will also involve working towards functional skills qualifications in Maths.

Where next?

Many of our students progress on to a Level 2 course such as the BTEC Extended Certificate in Business, alternatively you can progress to work based training such as a pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship or employment

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  • English 2016
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