Study Type
Part Time
Study Level
Entry Level
Start Date:
36 weeks

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Entry requirements

View The Isle of Wight College's standard entry requirements for full-time college courses (depending on the level of the course to be studied).

Qualifications are nor required but 
Who the course is for

This course is aimed at 16-19-year-olds, (up to 25 years old with EHCP) who require a more supported transition into college to build confidence, study skills, and independence. You will be offered individual advice and guidance on the right course for you. This will start at your first interview.

This Foundation Learning study programme will include practical options for you to try. However, this programme is also about building a career plan, learning how to socialise at work, and being able to get the best out of yourself, whatever your circumstances. You will also continue to study English and maths. 

What the interview will involve
This will be very informal.
What you will learn
  • Vocational tasters
  • Work readiness
  • English
  • Maths
  • Enterprise and enrichment
  • Independence within ability
  • Potential for work experience/placement
How you will learn
Foundation Learning has an experienced teaching team who will support you in the further education (FE) setting and college life. Students will receive a combination of class-based learning, alongside some vocational tasters. Learners will be in mixed-ability classes. 
Work placement
There is potential for work experience if available.
  • Full-time Level 1 or Level 2 Vocational courses
  • Supported Internships (an EHCP must be in place)
  • Traineeships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Employment
  • Some learners may require an additional year with Foundation Learning to develop skills and confidence.
Qualifications you will get

Ascentis Level 1 Award in Health and Safety (optional)

Ascentis Level 1 Award in Personal Finance (optional)

Ascentis Level 1 Award in Equality and Diversity (optional)

Ascentis Level 1 Award in Sustainability (optional)

Additional information
The course is run over a 15-hour week in 3-hour sessions. Each learner's timetable will be bespoke depending on their levels and vocational choices. We are not able to offer learners an option to choose which sessions they attend, but we aim to be as flexible as we can be. 

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