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Preparation Routes

Preparation Routes

Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code FLR0ESK (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    Anyone aged 16-24 years

    * who is wishing to progress onto further study,

    * who the College believes has a reasonable chance of being ready for further studies by the next academic year

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements as you will work at your own level; however a literacy level of Entry 3 is advisable. All candidates will be interviewed for suitability. You must be fully committed, reliable and punctual.

  • What does the course involve?

    This course will help you gain the skills required to progress on to further studies within college. The focus is on developing academic skills for entry onto Level 2 programmes. You will have the flexibility to design your own programme of study, depending on your needs; working with the Student Co-ordinator in your area.

    Your study programme will include Employability, English and Maths and time will be spent in curriculum areas working towards qualifications. Your choice of subject area can vary across a range of college curriculum, such as catering, hair, beauty, construction, engineering, customer service, accountancy and many more, subject to availability in those areas.

    You will receive a certificate acknowledging your success at gaining the course outcomes and that you have participated in a structured and recognised course. You will also be able to gain a full Level 1 or Level 2 City & Guilds accreditation in 'Employability Skills' where topics covered include; communication skills, goal setting, speaking and listening skills, team building, presentation skills, CV writing, interview skills, health and safety, customer care, rights and responsibilities, maintaining work standards and tackling problems.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Your completed units/Awards will be assessed and form a portfolio towards the final qualification. You will take online or paper based exams in English and Maths.

  • How much does it cost?

    If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay some tuition fees. This can be clarified by ringing Admissions on 01743 342346.

  • Additional Notes

    By studying on this pathway you will be able, upon successful completion, to apply to progress onto higher level qualifications at the College, Traineeships, Apprenticeships and employment.

  • Further Information

    We offer Taster sessions for this course, so you can get a better feel for the course, as well as providing you with an idea of what College life is like.


  • Other details

    * Level 1 or Level 2 Employability Skills,

    * Functional Skills or GCSE English and Maths as appropriate,

    * Units or Awards in the relevant curriculum area

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

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