Foundation Learning

Progression Pathways (September 2024 Start)

Start Date: 05/09/2024
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 25/06/2025
End Time: 17:00
Day(s): Monday to Friday
Site: College Main Site


Course Overview

This is a full time course for learners who are not sure of their next step in education or who need to improve their confidence, Maths and English grades before moving across college onto their chosen vocational area. Learners will have the opportunity to investigate different career paths and experience tasters in a range of chosen vocational areas such as Construction, Motor Vehicle, Art and Catering. There are two pathways groups, one mainly focused on those who have struggled to be at school, have been home tutored or found learning difficult and as a result not achieved what they hoped to. The other pathway is for those who have English as a second language and have found the ability to access education as a result.

Work Experience & Industry Placements

Learners will be encouraged to find voluntary or paid employment on their days off. Learners will also be encouraged to attend taster sessions in vocational areas throughout the year.

Qualification Gained

English GCSE/ Functional Skills English Maths GCSE / Functional Skills Maths NOCN Qualification in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development

After The Course

You can progress onto a vocational course at Level 1 or Level 2, GCSE course, Supported Internship or paid employment.

What Will I Learn

Units will include a variety of Employability, Training and Personal Development units which all contribute in gaining the skills and attributes required for onward transition to your chosen vocational course or employment.

English And Maths

Functional Skills English and Maths at Entry Level will be timetabled however, you will use these skills all the time and they are crucially important. Studying English and Maths in college is different to school and you will see how these skills are relevant in real life contexts within the units of study.

Our Lecturers

You will be taught by a highly qualified, creative and innovative team who will guide and encourage you to achieve your full potential.

Teaching Learning and Assessment

You will work through a range of appropriate units with support and guidance. You will receive feedback during and at the end of each unit. A variety of learning strategies to suit all requirements will be used to deliver your lessons to achieve a maximum learning experience.


This is your time and opportunity to review your progress. We will provide appropriate support, set your targets, keep you on track and ensure you achieve the very best outcome for yourself.

Course Expenses

Enrolment fee & resource fee is £70 in total.

How Will I Be Assessed

The study programme is assessed through a range of units that you will complete in class time, however assessment in the form of observations, quizzes, feedback and discussion will be a continual process throughout your learning. English and Maths will be achieved by Live Assessment for your final assessment.

Entry Requirements

There are no set entry requirements but learners will be expected to be able to achieve at Entry 3 or above. A keen interest in self-development and a dedicated approach to work are important.

Required Experience


How To Apply

You can apply online, or for further information call 01935 423921 or e-mail info@yeovil.ac.uk