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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, IT and music technology 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.

What's next?

Step 1 Apply

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

Step 2 Interview

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

Guidance on Interviews

Once you have submitted an application we will contact you with the a range of options for conducting your interviews remotely, such as telephone or Skype, or organising interviews once the College reopens and social distancing is relaxed.

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