What I'll learn
Vocational foundation study routes
Learners can follow one of the following vocational routes available at Banbury and Bicester College.
- Hair and beauty
- Health and social care/Childcare
- Hospitality and professional cookery
- Motor vehicle
- Performing arts
- Public services
- Visual arts and design
How I'll 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.
How I'll be assessed
You will be assessed through creating a folder of evidence for each subject. You will be assessed at a level that suits you. Functional skills and GCSE maths and English will be assessed through external examinations.
You will gain a Vocational Certificate in Learning, Employability and Progression on completion of your studies.
On successful completion of the course, you may move on to a full-time Level 2 course, an apprenticeship or employment.