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Course Code: SFVFS061_1

Course Level: Entry Level

Study Mode: Full-Time

Course Type: Foundation Studies

Course overview

Unlock the gateway to further education with our BTEC Entry 3 Certificate in Foundation Studies. This comprehensive program lays the groundwork for academic success, focusing on essential skills in literacy, numeracy, and communication. You will develop the confidence and competence needed to excel in the future. Apply today to start building a solid foundation for your further education.

Our outstanding department work to the highest standards of teaching with excellent support and care, helping learners build their confidence in order to further progress there academic ability and independence in adult life.

Our courses serve as a stepping-stone to course specific pathways at college in various vocational areas or even employment. On our courses, learners will develop Maths and English skills and will be required to complete these whilst gaining a qualification. Learners will also develop life skills in a supportive environment and improve their social skills and ability to work with others.

This programme has no formal entry requirements but you should be able to work at Entry Level 3 and meet college demands and standards of learning.

Alongside the development of your English and Maths, we complete 3 main phases on our Entry 3 Foundation Course.

Phase 1 - Initial assessment, Student welfare, Mind-set, Teambuilding, Assignment guidance, Organisation and Enrichment.

Phase 2 - Vocational assessment period (2 core and then choice of units)

Phase 3 - Next steps - Preparation for Level 1, Employment support and career guidance.

Contact Liam Clarkson, course leader, email

Students who compete this course commonly move onto the level 1 Progression Pathways course, or employment.

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £26,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit

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What else do I need to know?

Some of the many activities we are involved in include:

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • NCS
  • Army engagement events
  • Community contribution events
  • FA college Football events
  • Taster sessions and links to next steps
  • Community project work