This course is for those who would like to learn new skills at college and further their education.  It will equip you with knowledge and skills to reach your potential.  During the course you will have a chance to expand your skills and experience.   You will explore new training and career options.  Digital skills, study skills, how to tackle assignments, digital portfolios and next steps will form part of the course along with interview techniques and applying for further study.  You will be introduced to the different curriculum areas to understand what is involved in studying a particular subject area.  You will hopefully progress to further studies within the college after you have completed the 9 week course.

Course code





2 days a week (face to face and remote)

Entry Requirements

No formal requirements

All applicants must attend an Interview Session prior to being offered a place on the course.

Information and Interview Session Requirements

Once we have received your application you will be asked to attend an informal information and interview session. This may be face to face or virtual through TEAMS or by phone but remember to tell us all about yourself in your personal statement.

This is a key aspect of the application process. You must confirm your attendance should you be offered an appointment. 

During the information and interview session, we will ensure that your aspirations and career plan are appropriate for the course and the level of course you have applied for. It is therefore important that you prepare well for this.

Course Content

IT and digital skills

Career management skills

Using MS Teams and 365

Mental health and wellbeing for studies

Studying remotely

Career options and pathways


Interview techniques

Study skills, exams, revising


Communication and presentations

Curriculum career pathways

Taster sessions in chosen areas




There is no formal exam.  You will be required to undertake continual assessments throughout the year.  These will take the form of written, oral, team projects and role play.


You could progress to any level 5 course of student’s subject choice.

Career Prospects

This is a foundation course which may lead to further study in the college.

Additional funding information


Selling Points

For returners or those who for example, have missed out on education, been made redundant, or had caring responsibilities.  Also for students who would like to change career or have been out of education for a while.  Opportunities to explore the different college curriculum areas to make an informed career choice.