Introductory Foundation Learning
This programme is for students with moderate to severe special educational needs and aims to assist in providing students with the skills that are required to support them in employment and to improve and develop their own personal skills.
This course is available in Newtownards, Downpatrick and Lisburn campuses. If there are sufficient numbers it may also run in Bangor.
This course will involve working towards OCN NI Award in Entry Level 3 Vocational Skills.
Students will participate in completion of The Duke of Edinburgh Award throughout their time on the programme. To support completion of expedition, adjustments can be made where assessors feel it is necessary. However, we can only make adjustments that allow students to still demonstrate the 20 conditions for expedition.
Confirmation of a place on the course cannot be made until Special Educational Needs evidence is provided. On provision of appropriate evidence and completion of a taster session, places will be allocated and enrolment completed.
Due to the nature of enrolment on these non-compulsory educational programmes, timetables will not be available until mid to late August as we are still enrolling. They should be available before the start of the academic year of enrolment. Classes will commence on Monday 4th September 2023. However, timetables are subject to change up until the end of September.
For further information please contact;
Ards Campus - Claire-Louise Kanhye Crawford, Course Co-ordinator / Tutor or Andrew O'Connor Course Co-ordinator / Tutor - Tel: 02891 276817 / 0345 600 7555
Downpatrick Campus - Carole Darling or Maria McElroy, Course Co-ordinator / Tutor - Tel: 02844 615815 / 0345 600 7555
Lisburn Campus - Adele McAteer, Laura Flynn, Martin Breen or Declan McClure - Course Co-ordinator / Tutor - Tel: 02892 677225 / 0345 600 7555
Modules may include;
- Accessing the Local Community and Facilities
- Exploring Local History
- Interpersonal Skills for the Individual
- Skills in Customer Service
Successful completion and attendance on this one year programme can enable you to progress to Intermediate Foundation Learning.
Progression, however, is not automatic on completion of this programme, it depends on the student's ability to maximise attendance and demonstrate motivation and application to all areas of the programme. Progress is not automatic on the complete of this programme. Decisions regarding progression are made by the course team and based on their ability during the year to engage on all parts of the Introductory Foundation Learning programme. Some students may have the option to progress onto Skills for Life and Work Level 1 TfS programmes.
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