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Programme Description

The Foundation Level 1 course offers students an excellent introduction to college life and to the world of further education. It is aimed at those returning to education, students who may require some additional support with their studies or personal life or those who have not yet decided on a vocational pathway.

The course covers vocational areas, skills improvement, “core” subjects and work experience placement. Learners will study Level 1 certificates in a range of vocational subject areas.

At a Glance

  Full Time

  1 year

  Graig Campus

Programme Features

Students on the Foundation course will receive additional support with their learning and will be assigned a Learner Support Mentor. The Foundation tutor team are experienced and skilled in delivering teaching and learning to students requiring additional support and motivation to re-engage them in education.

Towards the end of the course students will receive careers support and guidance to help them select a suitable progression route.

Programme Content

The “core” elements will include the:

  • Two Level 1 certificates in vocational areas
  • Princes Trust Level 1 certificate in Personal Development and Employability Skills
  • Tutorial Program
  • Progress Review
  • Literacy and Numeracy development through various pathways: GCSE resits, Agored Qualifications, Essential Skills Wales and WEST
  • Be Active

Progression & Employment

The course supports opportunities to progress onto Level 1 Vocational Diploma courses, further training or employment.

Method of Assessment

The course is continuously assessed and will include assignments and practical work.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Suitability for this course will be assessed at interview.

Learners progressing from a course at Coleg Sir Gar will have different entry requirements to include - successful completion and engagement on the current programme of study, proven skills development, good attendance levels and will be in receipt of a positive reference.

Additional Costs

Enrolment fee - £25

There could be minimal costs in relation to the vocational subjects chosen. This will be discussed at enrolment.