FOUNDATION LEARNING

Looking for a way to progress in further education?

Our team of friendly and experienced tutors will support you to succeed. Our Foundation Learning provision is delivered at both campuses and is available to students aged 16-19 years old (25 if an Education Health Care Plan, EHCP, is in place). All students are given the chance to visit employers such as Birmingham Airport and Birmingham City Football Club during the course, plus guest speakers are invited to offer a real connection to real people in the real world on community issues.

Get into College

The students on our Get into College courses often progress onto Level 1 or 2 courses within the College. Our provision is designed to ease the transition into further education (FE) and offer an insight into what college is like.

Students study a varied timetable whilst taking qualifications in English, maths and Personal and Social Development (PSD) with other timetabled sessions seeing tasters of different vocational areas delivered throughout the year, as well as a community project.

Pioneer

Our Pioneer programme is a 12 week course and a shortened version of our Get into College programme.  The curriculum is centred on taking learning outside the classroom and into the real world focussing on team building and life skills.  As part of their ‘Community Action’ unit for example, students have previously helped renovate a garden at the local Help Harry Help Others charity.

Skills for Work and Life (Reach)

Students on our Skills for Work and Life courses may have an EHC plan or those who may struggle in larger groups.  We try to cater for individual needs within our Foundation Learning department to provide an inclusive, positive, quality learning environment for all. Students study a timetable comprising of English, maths, employability and personal development along with tasters of different vocational areas delivered throughout the year.

Supported Internships

Supported Internships are opportunities for young people aged 16-25 years old who have an EHC plan. The roles available will be varied and will include hospitality, catering, office work and warehousing.  Each young person will have access to a Job Coach who is fully trained to support on the job training as well as deal with any concerns the employer or young person may have.

Discover the College’s courses for yourself at our next ‘Try it’ Open Event.