Canterbury College - Foundation Learning
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Foundation Learning


Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

The Foundation Learning department works with students who are not ready for vocational study for reasons such as low grades, being unsure of what area to study or needing confidence to enable progression. Class sizes are small, and tutors work with students to develop their skills and confidence to progress.

Gateway to Learning

Students will join the Gateway to Learning programme, with the aim to transition on to a vocational area of study. Specialist tutors work with students to build their confidence, gain qualifications and progress to further study. The programme includes employability skills, maths and English. Other sessions such as sport and current affairs are also part of the course.

No formal qualifications are required, but learners will generally be looking to transfer on to Level 1 programmes.

Individual tutorials are held on a regular basis to evaluate performance and plan progression.

Students are able to experience college life whilst building confidence and gaining the skills and qualifications required for their progression. This enables them to gain a better understanding of the expectations and options open to them.

Are you?


Our entry requirements allow any student to apply enrol and progress in their studies with us to achieve their full potential.

You will apply for for your chosen pathway and at the interview you can discuss what entry criteria you need for each level.

Once you have your GCSEs we can ensure you are enrolled on the best level for you to progess and succeed at College.

Here is a list of entry criteria for this pathway:

No formal entry requirement.

This course is your entry to vocational education, and it is designed to get you into employment, or a traineeship.

As part of this course, you will receive dedicated tuition to improve your English and maths to make you more attractive to employers and enable you to meet the entry requirements needed to progress to a Level 2 programme of study if you wish.

To study on this programme you will need to demonstrate an ability to achieve Level 1 English and maths by the end of the course through an initial assessment at interview.

What's next?

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Canterbury College

If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:

Need more help?

Our advice and guidance team can be contacted to help you understand your next steps at College.

Courses at Canterbury College

If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:

Contact us

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New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111