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    About the course

    This is a level 1 aimed to provide an introduction to Further Education and the courses on offer. It comprises of core units that will prepare students for a level 2 qualification, pastoral units that will give students essential skills for personal development, and subject units to give an example of future courses. Other pathways include Engineering, Sport and Business.

    Entry requirements

    No entry requirements

    How much does it cost?

    Free to those aged 16-18. If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

    There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

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    Why study?

    A broad course with tasks ranging from creating mood boards and meal plans, to building a website. This course uses a wide array of topics and assessment methods to help students find a subject they are interested in and a learning style that suits them.

    Work experience opportunities:

    • Princess Alexandra Hospital
    • Charles River Laboratories
    • GSK

    Where will this course take me?

    • Care worker
    • Maternity Care Assistant
    • Health Care Assistant 
    • Laboratory Technician Assistant
    • Data Science Administrator

    Core modules

    • A1 -Being Organised
    • A2 -Developing a Personal Progression Plan
    • A3 -Working with Others
    • A4 - Researching a Topic

    Optional modules

    • ASC13 – Exploring Biology
    • ASC14 – Exploring Chemistry
    • ASC15 – Exploring Physics
    • DM6 – Designing an Interactive presentation
    • HSC6 – Communication skills for Health and Social Care
    • HSC8 – Advising others about Healthy Lifestyles

    How will I be assessed?



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