overview

  • Course code:

    68PECE

  • Subject area:

    Foundation Programmes

  • Attendance:

    Full Time

  • Qualification:

    This is an individualised learning programme designed to explore vocational opportunities at the college.

    Learners will achieve a RARPA programme certificate in Preparing for Level 1 and also have the opportunity to study English and maths.

  • Duration:

    1 year

  • Venue:

    Crawley

  • Start Date:

    September

Start Date End Date Description
02/09/201919/06/2020Crawley / Full Time

About the course

The aim of the programme is to;

  • To meet the needs of students who are certain about their future in either education or the work place.
  • To access a work placement to develop skills and qualities required for the work place.
  • To give students the opportunity of running their own Business Enterprise
  • To develop Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT
  • To build on their strengths and identify areas for improvement of each individual student, developing confidence and self esteem.

This programme is designed for learners who wish to progress onto a level one programme but need some extra support to attain their goals, alongside improving their English and Maths skills.

An individual programme is developed for each learner based on their Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP) outcomes (where applicable).  A learner programme will be designed to meet the individual student's needs and help them fulfil their aspirations. Regular progress reviews will be held in partnership with the learner this may include parents, carers and other professionals.

This course is designed to allow learners to experience some of the varied curriculum modules the college has to offer to help them make informed career plans.

Students will be supported and encouraged to undertake a work experience placement.

The following are some areas the course may cover;

  • Gardening and Horticulture
  • ICT and Media
  • Enterprise
  • Art Design and Photography
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Health and Social Care

 

WHO CAN JOIN?

There are no formal entry qualifications for this study programme.

Applicants are required to have an interest to develop their skills for work and to aspire to progress onto either a Vocational Plus course or a Level 1 course.  After interview, an assessment period of six weeks will determine the suitability of each student for this programme.

Students should be working at Entry Level 2 or above.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED

Assessment will be undertaken in the form of course work and observation.

Costs/EQUIPMENT

Students 16-18 year olds will not have to pay tuition fees, awarding body registration or exam fees. Please note: You may be entitled to a Bursary payment to help with costs such as travel to College, trips and equipment, a food allowance and childcare. To qualify you must be resident in the UK and meet the eligibility criteria which will include evidence of your financial circumstances.

Students aged 19-25 years old with an (EHCP) Education, Health and Care Plan will not have to pay tuition fees, awarding body registration or exam fees. Please note: You may be entitled to a Bursary payment to help with costs such as travel to College, trips and equipment, and childcare. To qualify you must be resident in the UK and meet the eligibility criteria which will include evidence of your financial circumstances.

Students aged 19 and over will have to pay tuition fees, awarding body registration or exam fees. Please note: You may be entitled to a Bursary payment to help with costs such as travel to College, trips and equipment and childcare. To qualify you must be resident in the UK and meet the eligibility criteria which will include evidence of your financial circumstances.

Attendance requirements

Students are required to be in college for 3 days a week form 9:15am - 3:45pm, the days will vary depending on the each individual student.

AFTER COMPLETING THE COURSE

Once you have studied this programme you can progress onto;

  • Vocational +
  • Supported Internships
  • Employment

FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information please contact the Admissions Team by emailing admissions@crawley.ac.uk or by calling 01293 442200 - press option 2 for Admissions.

Please send any paperwork regarding  Additional Learning Support to either admissions@crawley.ac.uk or post

Admissions Team, Crawley College, College Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 1NR