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Foundation Learning at Casterton College Rutland

Course description

You will follow a programme tailored to your individual needs and aspirations. This more personalised approach enables you to build confidence and fulfil your potential. You will benefit from working in small groups with on-going support and guidance. You will participate in both academic and vocational courses which will lead to stand alone qualifications or enable you to continue into further education or employment.

Course content

You will develop the skills needed to be independent,continue your education or find employment. You will have opportunities to develop these skills through a wide range of activities in dynamic environments.

Choice is an important aspect in this programme, allowing you to choose topics and subject areas that interest you and which will help you to achieve to the best possible level.

Examples of possible topics include: • British Sign Language • First Aid • Bread Making Course andamp; Business • Work Experience Cooking Skills • Princes Trust XL Club and Qualification • Theatre Workshops • Sport • Art • Virtual Baby Course and Making Choices Programme • ASDAN PSHE • Functional Skills in English andamp; Maths • OCR National Qualification in ICT andamp; Business • BTEC Level 1 in Travel andamp; Tourism • BTEC Level 1 Jamie Oliver Home You will develop your: • Academic qualifications • Team working andamp; Enterprise skills • Maturity and self confidence • Personal and social skills.

Entry requirements

This programme is designed for post – 16 students who for whatever reason have been unable to achieve a Level 2 qualification. We offer places on the programme after discussions with you, your school and other people linked with your education.

Future opportunities

This course will prepare you for further education, training or employment. the programme also offers pastoral care support and guidance for students who need that provision to reach their academic potential.

Further information

Rutland County College is the only Post 16 establishment locally where funding may continue if you have a statement of Special Educational Need. If you think that Foundation Learning might be right for you please contact Ms Darroch at Rutland County College or Ms Dwyer at Casterton Business andamp; Enterprise College for more information. Alternatively ask your school SEN Coordinator to liaise with us directly to find out if the programme is right for you.

Foundation learning has added a 3rd year to the programme. The focus of the year is to continue with qualifications and prepare the student for either the world of work or the next stage towards their individual career path. The students will study: • BTEC level 2 of their choice • BTEC Workskills • Extended project • English/Maths (GCSE or functional skills) or ASDAN CoPE • Foundation Learning courses and workshops. • Geography short course • BTEC Textiles • Supported study time • 3 separate work placements

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Casterton College Rutland directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-3 years (flexible)

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