Foundation Learning – Vocational Pathway Entry Level/L1 at Sheffield College
This is a 1 year full time course.
About the course
Foundation Learning at Peaks College delivers an exciting and varied programme. It provides an employability qualification where you can choose up to 3 different vocational subjects to suit your interests. You can pick from Uniformed Public Services, Business, Health and Social Care and Media. You will also need to study Functional Skills Maths, English and IT.
You will study a personal social development programme which is designed to help prepare you for work and your future through learning about money, the environment and developing your personal abilities. Learning takes place through practical and theoretical classes.
Your personal tutor will support and help you develop your skills and achieve your qualifications. You need to be determined to achieve and willing to work hard.
The Sheffield College is proud to celebrate your achievements through celebration evenings and events throughout the course.
You will gain the full foundation learning framework which is made up of several qualifications in employability, personal, social development and functional skills.
Will this course suit me?
This course suits 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.
What students say about this course
"I enjoyed the mature learning environment, the good range of options offered on the carousel programme, the work placement day, the variety of classroom activities, the nice refectory which has a good atmosphere and the support from friendly teachers."
Completion of school exams.
There are Functional Skills exams but Foundation Learning coursework is ongoing and mainly completed at college. You will need to be able to work to targets and deadlines.
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?
We encourage all students to progress to either a full Level 1 or even straight to a full Level 2 course, apprenticeship or employment.
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 260 2600, 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.