What do I learn?
Foundation - Tier 4
This programme is for learners who have been disengaged from learning or underachieving, and who want to try different vocational options.
Learners will develop vocational and employability skills, including English and maths, digital literacy and citizenship learning. Work experience is also part of this programme.
Foundation - Tier 5
This programme is for learners who need to develop their personal and social skills to achieve success. Learners will also take part in an introduction to a chosen vocational area at Level 1.
The programme includes personal and social development, employability skills, work experience, English and maths, digital literacy and citizenship.
At Reading College the subject pathways available are:
Construction and Land-based
Health and Childcare
Travel and Tourism
Please see our subject area sections on the website for course information.
What do I gain?
You will receive lots of support and advice before and during the programme.
You will receive certificates for all the qualifications that you gain.
What do I need?
You do not need qualifications to join these pathways. However you will need a successful interview with a member of the teaching team to show your commitment to full time study and your interest in the subject.
We will also expect a satisfactory school report.
As part of your interview we will assess your levels of English and maths and advise you of the most appropriate level to study.
What can I do next?
Our Foundation Learning pathways are designed to help you move on to another college course, an apprenticeship or employment.
What else do I need to know?
To register your interest and contact the Foundation Learning team you do not need to complete the full college application form.
Please complete the form here: http://www.reading-college.ac.uk/school-leaver/foundation