Foundation programmes

ABOUT FOUNDATION LEVEL 2
This course is specifically designed to provide a transitional year for students who are not yet ready to embark on a Level 3 programme but are keen to move on to a Sixth Form College.

A designated study base and a small team of teachers delivering the programme provides a supportive environment in which students can mature, develop and achieve further qualifications in core subject areas. This would enable them to progress to further studies or apprenticeships following the successful completion of this one-year course.

Cambridge Technical in Business (L2) 9 hours
Functional Skills & GCSE English Language 9 hours
Functional Skills & GCSE Mathematics 9 hours
Enrichment 2 hours
Tutorial 2 hours


ABOUT THE FOUNDATION PROGRAMME
This course is for students who have a 3/4 profile but may not have Mathematics and/or English GCSE at Grade 4 or above.

This is a one year standalone course enabling students to achieve the necessary Level 2 qualifications in literacy and numeracy, as well as Level 3 qualifications, to proceed to a full Level 3 programme.

SUMMARY – based on a 50 hour two week timetable
BTEC National Certificate (L3) 9 hours
Work Experience 10 hours
GCSE English Language 4/5 hours
GCSE Mathematics 4/5 hours
Enrichment 2 hours
Tutorial 2 hours

HOW THE PROGRAMME WORKS

BTEC National Certificate (Level 3) in one of the following:

  • Animal Care
  • Health and Social Care
  • Public Services

PLUS

Work experience and employability skills
The course starts with an induction period to develop employability skills. This will then lead to a relevant work placement for one day per week.

PLUS

All students will be offered resit GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English Language