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Foundation Learning Entry Level/Level 1 at Strode College

Course description

Foundation Learning provides individual and personalised programmes of study for young people aged 16 and over. It will motivate you and extend your interests whilst engaging you in something that will help fulfil your true potential. Study programmes will vary in length depending on your individual needs; there will be an initial assessment, advice and guidance.

You will develop your skills, knowledge and employability skills and gain work related experience and qualifications. You can work towards Entry Level and Level 1 qualifications, other courses, employment or independent living.

Your programme will include: vocational options; independent living skills; Functional Skills in English, Maths and IT; personal and social development; work experience. The following vocational opportunities may be available: Art and Design; Hair and Beauty; Car Valeting; Catering; Childcare; Customer Service; Engineering; Floristry; Hairdressing; Health and Social Care; Horticulture; IT; Languages; Media; Motor Vehicle; Performing Arts; Public Services; Retail; Science; Sport; Textiles.

You will have the opportunity to take part in some of the following: residentials; community projects; independent living skills; enterprise activities; sporting competitions and activities; work experience; voluntary work; personal tutorial support; individual learning reviews; cross college enrichment activities.

Entry requirements

We deliver Foundation Learning to young people who will benefit from personalised programmes including those in mainstream education working at Pre-entry, Entry Level and Level 1; with learning difficulties and/or disabilities; those seeking education, employment or training; attending Pupil Referral Units; young people who need more qualifications to access level 2 programmes; or who are not in any mainstream or formal education and those who would like a fresh start. You must be able to demonstrate motivation and enthusiasm to learn, an initial assessment will determine your programme.

If your work experience means that you will be working with children or other vulnerable people, you will need a DBS check. Help will be given with this, once you are in college.


We will use different methods to assess your progress. You will build a portfolio of work to gain the relevant qualifications. There will be some external tests.

Financial information

Dependent on your learning programme.

Future opportunities

You may be able to progress through Entry Level, Level 1 and/or progress to Level 2 courses if appropriate. Other opportunities are supported employment, employment, further training, Apprenticeships or supported independent living.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 April 2016

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