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Foundation Pathway: Sport and Public Services Level 1

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Explore your options for future employment with this Level 1 Foundation programme in Sport and Public Services.

This programme will help to develop your teamwork skills and personal fitness. The course provides the knowledge and understanding to enable you to take up effective employment in the area of public services. 

With the Foundation Pathway, you can kickstart a career in this exciting sector as you learn the skills needed to progress. You will also be given the opportunity to gain English, Maths and IT qualifications alongside the programme.

Upon completion of the course, you can progress to a higher-level study programme at college, or onto an apprenticeship. We can give you advice and information to help you plan your next step, whether you would like to study another course in the college or somewhere else, or are looking to enter employment. 

We will provide you with the opportunity to develop vital employability and independence skills through our learning companies. Our partnerships with external organisations and employers are central to giving you the tools you need to have a successful future.

We accept Foundation Studies students who want to start within the academic year. If you would like to find out more or apply to start a Foundation Studies course this year, please click the button below and complete the enquiry form. One of our friendly team will then get back to you.

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Scroll towards the bottom of the page for details on the entry requirements and how you'll learn.

What I'll learn

You will study the purpose, role and responsibilities of our uniformed public services and test your teamwork skills in the fitness, outdoor and adventurous skills modules. 

You will study topics, including:

  • Health and well-being
  • Teamwork and leadership skills 
  • First aid
  • Sport and exercise

 

How I'll learn

The teaching team will engage your leaning in many different ways. Types of learning activities will consist of group work, practical activities, putting learning into practice and visits. Visits are also made by uniformed public personnel to offer first-hand experiences.

You will do practical lessons relating to map reading and outdoor activities, sports, and first aid.

Visits and trips are an integral part of the course and carry an additional cost payable when you start. 

 

How I'll be assessed

The course is based on continual assessment with workbooks.

The teaching team will engage your leaning in many different ways.

Types of learning activities will consist of group work, practical activities and putting learning into practice and visits.

Visits are also made by uniformed public personnel to offer first-hand experiences.

 

Entry Requirements

You do not need qualifications to join these pathways. However, you will need a successful interview with a member of the teaching team to show your commitment to full time study and your interest in the subject. 

You need a basic level of literacy and numeracy to apply for this course. The commitment to work towards improving English and maths is required for this programme. Both Functional skill and GCSE re-sits are offered. We will also expect a satisfactory school report. 

As part of your interview we will assess your levels of English and maths and advise you of the most appropriate level to study.

 

How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.