What is Foundation Learning?
Foundation Learning is a flexible framework of qualifications at Entry Levels 1-3 and Level 1, which recognises that there are a large variety of different learners at Entry and Level 1, many with different needs and progression aims. The framework enables centres to create personalised programmes, which meet the needs of the individual learner.
"Foundation Learning has been developed for low attaining 14- to 19-year olds (as well as 19- to 24-year olds with high-level special needs) to help raise their participation, attainment and progression. There is no overarching qualification; instead young people work on a personalised programme that leads to a mix of small, flexible qualifications, as a basis for progression to further learning or employment. Foundation Learning can be delivered in schools and colleges, or by private or third-sector training providers." (DfE website)
A new approach to Foundation Learning
Focusing on the needs and motivations of the learner, we’ve restructured the way we present our Foundation Learning offer to create suggested packages of qualifications and units that meet the needs of learners and offer clear opportunities for progression.
We’ve identified four typical learner groups to help you select the right programme for your learners.
|A personalised programme, tailored to your learners’ needs |
Once you’ve identified which group matches your learners' needs and motivations, we’ll suggest suitable learning programmes to help your learners achieve their full potential.
We’ve recommended a range of qualifications to suit each different type of learner. Each programme may feature a combination of units that best suits the individual learner’s interests and needs.
Select a learner group below to find out more
>> Try our new Foundation Learning programme builder
Learn more - download our Foundation Learning brochure