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Foundation Learning

Flex Ahead

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This is an exciting new course aimed at young people wanting to get back into an educational setting to further improve on their English and maths skills as well as developing employability skills.

The course will allow the young person to explore progression opportunities available to them within further education. It also offers a chance to experience college life and decide if you want to apply for a full-time course in September. It is a way to demonstrate recent study and show it to future employers or further education providers that you are motivated to learn. This is a fresh start with a manageable commitment in a small class of other like-minded students.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Ideally Entry 3 in English and maths or equivalent and a keen interest in the vocational area of choice. However, suitability will be through assessments and discussion at interview and based on individual circumstances.

ASSESSMENT METHOD

All learners will compile a portfolio of evidence that will contain their completed written coursework assignments, a mixture of photographs, video, witness statements and personal statements. The portfolios are internally assessed and verified prior to external verification by an awarding body. Most learners will be entered for Functional Skills in English and Maths dependent on prior English and maths attainment or live assessments at the level indicated during initial assessments and verified through continuous diagnostic assessments.

PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

You may progress to study in Level 1 Vocational curriculum areas (subject to interview and assessments), Supported Internships, Apprenticeships or employment.

STUDY METHODS

All learners participate in group sessions as well as individual study. The study methods are a mix of practical, theory and independent research, completed by learners with appropriate support where necessary. The course is based at our Ealing Campus but you may also study at Hammersmith or Southall, depending on the vocational options you choose.

FEES

If you will be aged 16 to 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your studies and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course will be free.

You may be eligible for financial help to support with books, travel, course materials and childcare costs – please click here for more information.

HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM
COLLEGE
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM COLLEGE
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM COLLEGE
Gliddon Road
Barons Court
London W14 9BL

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020 7565 1200
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
The Green
Ealing
London W5 5EW

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020 7565 1200
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY
COLLEGE
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Beaconsfield Road
Southall
London UB1 1DP

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020 7565 1200
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