Foundation Learning – Vocational Pathway Entry Level/L1 at Sheffield College
On this course you will:
- Improve your skills and qualifications in English, Maths and IT
- Develop your life and work skills
- Learn about the world you live in
- Gain some work-related or enterprise experience
- Learn about applying for jobs and college courses
You will have the opportunity to sample courses in the construction trades such as brickwork, carpentry and joinery, plumbing, and painting and decorating.
The course is mainly classroom and project based with a mix of discussions, group activities, written work, practical work and outdoor activities.
Course enrichment activities include trips and visits. Staff are highly trained, experienced, supportive and friendly.
You will have a tutor mentor to guide you through your course and the College Additional Support team can also help to support you. You will learn in a small group of students.
Will this course suit me?
This course suits young people who enjoy learning in an informal, relaxed, practical and fun way and who want to improve their qualifications to go onto further study or work.
You will work towards qualifications in English, Maths and IT and either a Certificate in Work Preparation or a Certificate in Employability Skills.
What students say about this course
“It’s brilliant, it’s friendly, we work in teams, I really enjoy it.”
“The teachers are nice and they help you.”
“I found some parts of the course hard work but now I’ve passed it and got my English qualification I can move onto the Level 1 Health and Social Care course. I’m really looking forward to it.”
16 – 18 year old students only. There are no formal entry requirements, but those in education will be expected to complete their current learning programme. Students are required to attend an interview/assessment at college to help decide the right course for them.
The course is continually assessed by coursework such as workbooks and practical tasks. You will also have to take tests in English, Maths and IT.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Where can it lead?
Young people who successfully complete this course can apply to study for another year within Foundation Learning or to go onto one of our many vocational courses at The Sheffield College.
How to apply
School pupils in Sheffield should apply on-line with the help of their school. Other applicants can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 2602600, or downloading one from our website www.sheffcol.ac.uk
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
- Thursday 12th October 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.