Foundation Studies  @ Barnsley College

This is a one year study programme.

Entry requirements

  • Learners will be aged between 16-24 years old
  • There are no formal requirements for this course

You will achieve

  • Award/Certificate or Diploma in Skills for Employment and Further Learning
  • Functional skills or GCSE in English and maths

Course overview

This course will provide learners with the essential skills required to enable personal development in preparation for life, learning and employment. The course can be run on a full time or a part time basis.

Foundation Learning is predominantly a 16-18 provision but is also suitable for:

  • 14-16 learners  (school and EHE)
  • 19-24 year old learners who have an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP)

Course content

Foundation Learning is a flexible study programme that gives you the opportunity to try different things at Entry Level (1-3) or Level 1.  You will follow a bespoke study programme, tailored to your needs.  You will also spend time on placement in a real work environment. The areas to choose from are as follows;

  • Art and Design
  • Business
  • Construction
  • Catering
  • Engineering
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Health and Social Care
  • Animal Care
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Media

Functional skills/GCSE Maths and English will also be studied.

How will I be assessed?

Mostly by assessment but some learners may take examinations in English and Maths

Where will I study?

Eastgate House Campus
S70 2EX

What can I do next?

Many students go onto work towards a higher level qualification.

How to Apply:

Contact the Information Unit  01226 216 123 or

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