Foundation Learning - Vocational

Level 1 Diploma
Course Overview

We have a wide range of courses available at Entry 3 and Level 1. All learners will continue to study Maths and English, employability skills and work related learning. In addition, you will have the opportunity to choose a vocational option, which you will study with industry professionals for 6 hours per week.

All classes up to and including Level 1 courses have a skilled Learning Facilitator to assist in your learning. Foundation Learning students also have access to a Mentor who is dedicated to the department.

Further Details

Course Location

Stockport College


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 1 Year


Foundation Learning

There are no formal requirements for Foundation Learning courses. All applicants will be asked to attend an assessment event, where the Foundation Learning Team will assess you to find out the most suitable course for you.

For learners ages 16-19, our ESOL courses for young people, provide a nationally recognised qualification. Alongside your English lessons, you will also study maths, employability and study skills.

There are a range of Professional and Technical options available:

Creative Industries
Travel and Tourism
Hair and Beauty
Sport and Public Services
Hospitality and Catering
Construction Trades
Health and Social Care
Motor Vehicle Maintenance
Business and Retail

These courses provide progression to a wide range of courses at a higher level, provided you meet the entry requirements.

You will be continually assessed throughout the duration of your course.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

For learners 19+ years old, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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Stockport college at a glance
Our 16-18 Virtual Open Day is your chance to explore the College and find out the range of courses we offer.

Next Event
Wednesday 2nd February

4:30pm - 7.30pm

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