FOUNDATION LEARNING - SCHOOL OF VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS

Duration: 2 years

Foundation Learning courses are available to learners with Educational Health Care Plans and learners with Special Educational Needs. Courses are delivered by the School of Visual & Performing Arts and the School of Construction & the Built Environment at Preston’s College.

Foundation Learning courses aim to ensure that learners work to achieve targets in areas of vocational/academic learning, employment or social outcomes, and become as independent as possible. Courses usually last up to three years, but can vary as they are bespoke for each individual. Regular reviews take place to ensure that learners are on track to achieve their goals. Learners can enter or leave the programme at any point according to their individual aspirations and needs.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Areas of study available include:

  • Introduction to Creative Arts & Wellbeing (Entry 2)
  • Art, Design & Media (Entry 3, Level 1)
  • Performing Arts (Entry 3, Level 1 and Foundation Level 2)

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

Learners will take part in a range of activities including:

  • Practical sessions
  • Classroom sessions
  • Educational trips and visits
  • Work related activities
  • Enrichment programme

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

  • Practical assessments
  • Written projects and tests
  • Skills tests
  • Tutor observation

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Progression opportunities may include:

  • Employment- paid or voluntary work
  • A supported internship, such as with Project Search  
  • Improved social outcomes, such as independent living
  • Further vocational study at Level 2

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

The College runs inclusive shows and there are opportunities to take part in trips and events including residential trips to London and New York. 

Additional costs may include:

  • Kit (Bursaries may be available) :
  • Performing Arts – Uniform Hoody/ T shirts/ stationary
  • Art Design and Media – Art materials/memory stick

Enrichment opportunities include:

  • Sing and sign
  • Communication workshop
  • Fitness
  • Football

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will need to attend an individual interview with the College's transition officers. 

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