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Engineering Foundation Level 1 Pathway at Reading College

Course description

This course will introduce you to the basic knowledge of engineering materials and design.You’ll learn in a supported environment at a pace that suits you. You will have the chance to complete a vocational qualification in Engineering and this will give you practical hands-on experience.

Course content

Your tutor will work with you to set individual learning targets each term and you will get feedback on your progress. You will be assessed through creating a folder of evidence for each subject. You will be assessed at a level that suits you. Functional Skills and GCSE will be assessed through external examinations. 

This is a one year full-time course which you attend three days a week. Learning will take place through a range of classroom based activities, practical hands on learning, research activities, educational visits and team work.

Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and English depending on previous qualifications

Skills towards Enabling Progression Level 1 Certificate

Entry requirements

All applicants need to have an initial assessment in English and maths and a successful interview with a member of the course team. 

To be considered for a place on the course you will have achieved some GCSE grades D-F at school, or you’ll show that you can demonstrate English and maths at Entry Level 3 or above in your initial assessment.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course you may move on to full time Level 2 course, apprenticeship or employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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    • BY RAIL

      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

      BY BUS

      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.