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No entry requirements

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Full time 

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Key features and Benefits

  • Benefit from a high level of support and encouragement to get you ready for your next steps
  • Learn a range of social, academic and practical skills
  • You will complete an NCFE Entry Level 2 Certificate in Personal and Social Development

  • Overview

    Our range of Starting Out courses are for students who are ready to take the first steps into College life. Our aim is to help you develop a variety of important skills - social, academic and practical.

    We will provide you with the support and encouragement for you to grow in confidence and express your personality so that you’re ready to move onto your next course at College. You will also study Functional Skills Maths and English or GCSE Maths and English.

  • What will I study?

    This programme is full-time and lasts for one year. You will study a range of units that will help build your confidence so that you can then move on to a full-time course.

    When you complete this course you will gain a NCFE Entry Level 2 Certificate in Personal and Social Development.

    You will also study Functional Skills Maths and English.

  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed by coursework throughout this qualification but may take a Maths or English examination as part of your Functional Skills.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this course, but you will have an informal interview with the Foundation Learning team. This will help us make plans to support you when you arrive to study at Blackburn College.

    The informal interview will enable you to have a look where you will be studying before you start your course.

    You will have an Initial Assessment when you start College which will help us determine that this course is the right one for you.

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January 2022