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IOW College Insights / Foundations

Our Foundation Learning Courses are specially designed to help young people aged 16-18 (19 in some cases) who lack formal qualifications and the confidence to get ahead.

The aim of the programme is to encourage independence, confidence and work readiness at a pace suitable for each learner as an individual.

Courses Include:

Foundation Learning Transition (high needs, SEN, high anxiety) 16-19 years

Foundation Learning Vocational 16-19 years

Supported Vocational Entry Point 19+ (EHCP), or progression from Foundation Learning Transition

Supported Internship Entry Point 19+ (EHCP) (between six months and a full academic year)

We provide a more rewarding experience for young people at entry level and level 1. There are no specific entry requirements but a college interview and initial assessment will help determine if this is the right course for you. This is a one year programme (exceptional entries discussed).

The courses include:

  • Vocational tasters
  • work experience/placement
  • Work readiness
  • English
  • Maths
  • Enterprise & enrichment
  • Personal development

The courses are tailored to the needs of the individual, who will be required to set their own aims and objectives.

Main start dates take place in September, other start dates are available throughout the year.

How will I learn?

Foundation Learning has an experienced teaching team who will support your son/daughter into the further education (FE) setting and college life. Students will receive a mixture of class based learning, alongside some vocational tasters. There is potential for work experience if available.
Learners will be grouped by learning style & disposition.

What are the opportunities after Insights/Foundations?

You could go on to Foundation or Intermediate courses, a traineeship, supported internship or employment as appropriate. You will be asked what you want to do next at your initial interview so your course can be tailored to suit you.


IOW College Foundation Learning Website

IOW College Foundation learning Q&A Video

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