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This full-time course is aimed at 16-24-year-olds with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) who would benefit from an additional year in general education. Students develop the employability and study skills required to progress on to a Level 1 qualification in Foundation Learning or on to another Level 1 introductory course.

Key Facts

Programme Costs:

The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.



Course Code:

  • 24/25HFG5061

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time

Course Duration:

1 Year


  • August 2024


Students on this course also improve their English, Maths, and ICT skills, alongside their main qualification, whilst also developing employability skills and vocational experience in all or some of the following areas: Café Chino, helping in the workshop, maintaining the College garden, or assisting in the enterprise/arts workshop.

The programme is accredited through Pearson BTEC and students are given the opportunity to achieve externally accredited qualifications. Depending on progression routes, these qualifications are either awards or certificates.


This course can be tailored to individual needs and allows learners to try vocational areas before deciding to specialise in their further study. The emphasis is to improve individual skills in English and Maths.

Teaching in small groups and the additional support provided on this course has delivered very high success rates and progression to further study in recent years.


No formal entry requirements but students will generally be able to demonstrate English skills at Entry Level 3 and demonstrate a willingness to learn and progress.

Please note: This course is aimed at learners aged 16-18 and adult learners with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) identifying it as their chosen course. Adult learners are encouraged to contact Student Recruitment who will look at alternative Level 2 courses or if necessary Adult English and Maths courses that will enable them to join a Level 2 course afterwards.


Progression opportunities include the Level 1 qualification in Foundation Learning and Level 1 and 2 study courses, including Childcare, Beauty Therapy, Creative Arts, Computing and Media, Hospitality and Catering, Motor Vehicle, Sport, Business, Public Services, and Technology.

Students may have the opportunity to study Functional Skills or GCSEs in maths and English.

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Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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