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Foundation Learning Study Programme Full-time - Level 1


Our Mansfield Education Hub is a small and supportive College located in Mansfield. We have a passionate team of teaching staff who want to help you grow, achieve and succeed.

The hub can offer flexible courses to act as a stepping stone into apprenticeships or vocational learning. Students will study a mixture of project based learning alongside English and maths all designed to develop personal skills and resilience. 

We welcome applications throughout the year for young people aged 16 to 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) to join our Foundation Learning Programme.

At the end of the course, you will achieve:

  • GCSE English Language
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • Level 1 AIM Award in Employability
  • Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement (RARPA)

Start dates and fees

Start Dates

  • You can enrol throughout the year.


  • Free
Start DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20243184A1692FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our fees for adult learners page for more information.

What will I study?

In your Level 1 AIM Award in Employability qualification you will learn about:

  • Understanding how to be successful 
  • Undertaking an enterprise project 
  • Equality and Diversity 

In your RARPA (Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement) you will learn about:

  • Self-Resilience and Confidence 
  • Staying Healthy 
  • Equality and Diversity 
  • Positive Citizenship 
  • Next Steps 

Entry requirements

No entry requirements.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

If you're a student between the ages of 16 and 18 (or 19 to 25 with an EHC Plan) we want to make sure you have the best possible chances of landing an awesome job once you finish college.

Students who haven't achieved a grade 4/C in GCSE maths or English to continue studying these subjects while you're here with us. By doing so, you'll be building a strong foundation of skills that will significantly boost your employability in the future.

Think of it as a chance to supercharge your knowledge and abilities. You'll be equipped with the tools necessary to tackle the world beyond college with confidence. Plus, we'll be right here to support you every step of the way.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via coursework and exams.

What can I progress onto?

  • Transition onto a vocational course at college.

Career opportunities

There isn't currently career information listed for this course.

How do I apply?

Apply online

Next steps

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Why choose West Notts?

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96.2% A Level pass rate in 2022.

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction.**Learner Exit Survey 2019/20

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