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Foundation Learning International Programme (FLIP) at King Edward VII

Course content

This innovative programme was introduced to strengthen the course offer for pupils who need a more personalised curriculum at KS4. It uses a series of training courses and 'real life' challenges to accredit students with GCSE Vocational equivalent qualifications. It takes up to the equivalent of 2 option choices and students will be interviewed to access the course.

The two year programme is both exciting and rewarding, with considerable flexibility for pupils to decide their own learning objectives within a range of activities. Typical challenges have included:

  • Land management on the North Lees estate
  • Language learning leading to a trip to Austria
  • Business and enterprise projects, raising money for charity
  • First aid training
  • Climbing, abseiling and problem solving
  • Completing a stand alone AQA extended project
  • Assisting children who have learning difficulties at Talbot school
  • Hill walking skills which could lead to the DofE Silver award

Entry requirements



The pupils work towards completing a Wider Key Skills qualification, the CoPE award, an international language award and an AQA project, all of which are GCSE equivalent qualifications.

In addition, pupils have the option of achieving their Silver Duke of Edinburgh award and First aid certificate.

Financial information


Future opportunities

This opportunity is able to be combined with other coursed within a single application.

Further information

We aim to give the skills required to be independent learners, who can problem solve and work well as part of a team. These are the skills and qualities which employees and colleges are looking for in the competitive world of further education, training and employment.

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.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016

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