Foundation Learning

Foundation Learning

Foundation Learning Overview

Our Foundation Learning programmes are tailored around you. Our programmes will get you ready for a Level 3 programmes or an Apprenticeship by giving you the skills needed to succeed. Your study programme will be completely personalised, if you want to move in to employment then our Moving Forward (Employability Pathway) programme will be perfect for you. On this programme you will develop the skills wanted by employers, undertake a relevant work placement and develop Maths and English.

If you are undecided about your future steps then the Moving Forward (Education Pathway) could be for you. On this programme you will focus on developing key skills such as communication, time keeping and confidence. You will get the opportunity to complete a work placement and plan and deliver an enterprise project.

If you want to get to University or study a Level 3 programme, then the Moving Forward Level 2 programme could be for you. On this programme you will complete an Enterprise project, develop critical thinking skills, undertake a relevant work placement and decide you future career plan.

Available Foundation Learning courses

Art & Design (UAL Level 1 Diploma)

The study programme operates over three days a week and there is an expectation that some self-initiated work will develop during private study. The study programme is made up of a series of units that enables you to experiment in...

Business and Administration (Gateway Level 1 Certificate)

The study programme covers core units that focus on key transferable skills, such as research and planning, time management, and working with others. Learners will also take a number of sector units; the content of the sector units offer a...

Caring for Children (CACHE Level 1 Diploma)

Students currently spend two-and-a-half days a week in College to support their learning around childcare and enhance their maths and English skills. Students need to spend up to 10 hours completing course work outside of College time in order to achieve...

E1: Skills for Life & Independence - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. A specialised course designed for those students who want to develop life & independence skills through practical activity. Students on this provision have the opportunity to gain a college certificate...

E2: Personal & Social Development - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. Provision for those students who need to develop confidence and working with others. Students on this provision have the opportunity of a curriculum that is flexible to meet their individual...

E3: Employability - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. Supported learning environment that begins to prepare students for the world of paid work. A practical employment pathway that will start to teach students what work is all about. It...

E3: Vocational - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. Small group provision that prepares students for their next step academically and offers a high level of support. Students on this provision have the opportunity of a varied vocational curriculum...

Future Choices 1 - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. Specialised provision for those students who have more complex learning difficulties. Students on this provision have the opportunity of a curriculum that is bespoke and tailored to meet their individual...

Future Choices 2 - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. Specialised provision for those students who require more support to settle into college life. They will get to try lots of different learning opportunities and also contribute to new ideas/...

Future Choices 3 - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. Students on this provision have the opportunity of a curriculum bespoke and tailored to meet their individual needs. A curriculum designed to support those with anxieties and worries about coming...

Health and Social Care (BTEC Level 1 Diploma)

Study Programme Overview Units you will study include: Being Organised, Progression Plan, Working with Others, Researching a Topic, Finding out about Health and Social Services, Providing a Creative Activity, Communication Skills, Supporting Others to Use Adapted Equipment, Advising Others about...

Information Technology (BTEC Level 1)

The study programme is made up of the following units:Being organised, Developing a personal progression plan, Working with others, Research a topic, Using digital communication technologies, Solving technical IT problems, Creating a spreadsheet to solve problems, Creating a website,...

Introduction to Vehicle Technology (Entry 3 Gateway Certificate)

This Entry Level programme of study has been designed to give students a general introduction to a broad range of basic motor vehicle skills. Practical activities are completed in fully-resourced workshops led by highly competent and qualified staff. Students will...

Media (UAL Level 1 Diploma)

This study programme provides a basic introduction to the subjects of media. The course offers introductory units in many of the key areas: Film and Television Animation and Soundtracks Music Production and Recording Photography and Interactive Media It is a...

Moving Forward - Certificate in Progression - Level 2

This programme is suitable for students that would like to develop the skills and qualifications needed to progress on to a Level 3 programme. This programme focuses on entrepreneurial skills, confidence, and ownership, and works to develop students’ critical thinking skills. Th...

Moving Forward (Education Pathway) - Level 1

This programme is suitable for students that would like to develop the skills and qualifications needed to progress on to Level 2 or 3 programmes. The programme will focus on developing key skills such as communication, time keeping, and improving confidence and...

Public Services (Gateway Level 1 Certificate)

You will study units about Public Service, Employability and Sport; these include: • College Induction • Teamwork • Taking part in sport • Problem solving in the work place • Contributing to running an event • Research skills • Responding to an incident • Personal career planning • Playing sport Presentati...

Sport (Gateway Level 1)

You will study units about Sport and Employability with a focus on the Football industry; these include: • Taking part in exercise and fitness • How the body works • Planning own fitness programme • Assisting a leader of sports or active leisure activities to plan...

Supported Internships - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus. Students on this provision have one goal and that is to get paid employment. Supported Internships offer external work placements, working with real employers, to develop, build on and mould...

Traineeships (Level 1 Award in Employability)

This programme is suitable for students that would like to progress into employment or an apprenticeship. Traineeships are an opportunity to gain real work experience, job skills, and improve your English and maths, if needed. The programme will cover subjects...

Vehicle Maintenance And Repair (Level 1 Gateway Certificate)

This foundation programme of study has been designed to give you a general introduction to a broad range of basic motor vehicle and accident repair skills. Practical activities are completed in fully-resourced workshops led by highly competent and qualified staff....