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Foundation Learning at Haringey Adult Learning Service (HALS)

Course description

Are you aged 16 to 18? Interested in having a career as a Computer Games Designer, Photographer, Bank Customer Advisor, Computer Operator, IT Trainer or a Retail Assistant? Foundation Learning (FL) is sometimes called Personalised Learning because it is about taking courses that are focused on what suits you best. HALS Foundation Learning programme prepares you for future destinations like further courses at a higher level, a supported job or maybe even independent living. What will I receive on the programme? You may be entitled to some financial support if you meet specific criteria. How does it work? Foundation learning (FL) will enable you to choose what you want to study and how you want to study it and at what level which meets your individual needs. You can build your confidence by gaining credits towards qualifications from Entry level to Level 1. Foundation Learning also provides the move up to level 2 qualifications. How do I know it is for me? Young people who are suitable for FL programme: • may have had difficulties learning in the past • are not sure where to progress to in the future • may just need help in basic skills or • may need guidance on what career they should move into. What’s it like? The HALS Foundation Learning programme will combine learning pathways like Retail, Business and Customer Service with functional skills English, Maths and ICT. There will also be qualifications in Personal and Social Development that will include topics such as preparing for work and financial skills, independent living and citizenship. Foundation learning will include some of the following qualifications: • Award/Certificate in Personal and Social development at Entry 2, 3 and level 1 • Functional Skills (English, Maths and ICT) at Entry 2, 3 and level 1 • Vocational Award and certificate for pathways in Creative Media, Business, Retail and Customer Service.

Entry requirements

16-18 years old. Applicants need to be at below level 1 and looking to progress to level 2 programmes

Future opportunities

You could progress to an Apprenticeship or other work based learning.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haringey Adult Learning Service (HALS) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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