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Foundation Level 1

Programme Description

The Foundation level one course offers you an excellent introduction to college life and to the world of further education. 

It is aimed at those returning to education, for those who may require some additional support with their studies or personal life and to those who have not yet decided on a vocational pathway.

The course covers vocational areas, skills improvement, core subjects and work experience placements. You will study a range of vocational subject areas.

Programme Features

As a foundation student, you will receive additional support with your learning and will be assigned a learner support mentor. The tutor team are experienced and skilled in delivering teaching and learning to students requiring additional support and provide motivation to re-engage them in education.

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

Progression & Employment

The course supports opportunities to progress onto level one vocational diploma courses, further training or employment.

Programme Content

The core elements will include:

  • BTEC Level 1 Diploma -  Introductory in Vocational Studies
  • 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

Programme Assessment

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

Programme Entry Requirements

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

Learners progressing from a course at Coleg Sir Gâr 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

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.