Foundation Learning

Duration: One-year Course

Location: Benfleet

Course Description

Photo -1845This course is designed for students up to the age of 25. Students will learn and develop skills and vocational knowledge that will give them the confidence to effectively manage their lives both at home, at work and in their local community. They will focus primarily on the following areas:

  • Developing independent living skills
  • Preparing for adulthood
  • Developing the functional skills of English and Maths.

How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

Students will use the local community as a resource, ensuring that learning and assessments are part of real life situations. Assessment is by observation, examination and assignment based on the final project / exam.

Functional skills English and Maths are assessed by examination.

What Will I Learn?

Each student will study work experience modules and attend college for five days a week. We offer bespoke programmes if required.  

Work experience modules include:

  • Animal Care
  • Art & Design
  • Art & Creative Digital Photography
  • Care
  • Customer Service/Office Practice
  • Enterprise & Business
  • Health & Beauty
  • Health & Social Care
  • Horticulture (Gardening)
  • Hospitality
  • Leisure & Entertainment
  • Media & Games Development
  • Performing Arts
  • Sport
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Voluntary Work/Work Experience
  • Preparation for Adulthood

Each work experience module includes an employment assessment, a coursework assignment, and a practical element.  As an example: those on the Hospitality pathway could run a cafe, using their skills of preparing and cooking food, taking orders and budgeting, for their final project.

What Could I Do Next?

Many learners will progress on to other courses within the college for example Foundation Learning programmes in Animal Care, Sport, Gaming, or Care. Other progression pathways include the Supported Internship which is a work based learning programme.

General Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required for this programme. It is designed for young people with a recognised learning difficulty and/or disability. 19+ learners will need an Education Health & Care Plan (EHCP).

Specific Entry Requirements

This programme is designed for young people with a recognised learning difficulty and/or disability who benefit from learning in a small, supportive environment.  

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