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Foundation Studies at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During the course you will study a range of employability and personal development modules including:

  • Health and safety
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Employability
  • Team building
  • Citizenship
  • Sport
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • Learning skills
  • Time and money

You will also study for qualifications in English, maths and ICT Functional Skills, and get the change to do some work experience and attend taster sessions of other college courses that you might be interested in.

Course content

Are you 16-18 and have left school without any GCSEs or GCSE qualifications grades D-G? Do you have a disability or learning difficulty? Are you keen to improve your English, maths and ICT skills? Are you looking to improve your employability skills, job prospects or aspirations? Are you keen to try out the career you think you would like to do? Do you need extra support and small class sizes to help you achieve? Do you need to improve your knowledge and independent living skills?

If the answer’s ‘yes’ our one year full-time Foundation Studies course can help you to gain new skills and qualifications, meet and work with other people, and help you move onto further education or employment.

This course offers small group sizes with a personal tutor who will provide regular reviews, advice and guidance.

We have a 91% success rate on this course and get excellent feedback from our past students, many of whom who have gone on to get jobs or study further courses at the college.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however you will be asked to attend an interview and assessment prior to being considered for the course.


You will be required to put together a portfolio of work which will be continually assessed throughout the course. There will be exams for English Maths and ICT Functional Skills.

Future opportunities

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to progress on to a higher level foundation learning programme or another course at the college.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 13 January 2015
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.