Pathways are made up of courses focussed 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.
Students will join the Gateway to Learning programme with the aim to transition onto 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 onto level 1 programmes.
Individual tutorials are held on a regular basis to evaluate performance and plan progression.
Students will be assessed at the beginning of the course and placed on the appropriate level to prepare them for an exam in either GCSE or functional skills. This will help to prepare them for further studies.
Students are able to experience college life whilst building confidence and gaining the skills and qualifications required for their progression. It enables them to gain a better understanding of the expectations and options open to them.
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.