Positive Pathways
Faculty of Foundation Studies
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Foundation Studies Entry Level Guildhall Centre, Exeter 12 weeks

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). This course does not affect any statutory benefits that a student is receiving.

This course is 12 weeks long. There is the opportunity to extend for another 12 weeks if appropriate.

Future start dates to be confirmed. Contact us for further information.

This programme is designed to help you boost your confidence and social skills so that you feel able to cope on a full time programme or indeed in the world of work. You will take part in various small group activities, most of them out of the classroom environment to help develop your problem solving and communication skills.

You may have the opportunity to work towards nationally recognised certificates in employablity.

This course is portfolio based so all activities you do may be photographed as evidence and witness statements may be completed. There are no exams for this course.

What topics will I study?

 

Previous activities have included: working in WESC on their community garden/orchard, making and cooking lunch, baking cakes, planning a new town, identifying different drugs, raising money for local charities, interviewing local employers, volunteering within the local community, personalised tour of an art gallery and museum, behind the scenes tour of large employers, creating a C.V, practicing mock interviews, tree conservation and creating podcasts, visiting local religious organisations, planning and taking part in sponsored events.

What experiences will I get?

 

Although there are no residential experiences, there is a lot of small group work and team activities that are classroom and outside based, which have a focus on self motivation and improving confidence.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements although you will need to show at interview that you are committed to attending Exeter College and motivated to improve your skills.

What can I study alongside this course?

 

If you are an ESOL learner, you can still attend your sessions.

What facilities are there?

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There is a refectory at Victoria House and a learning centre, which is close by.

There are disabled toilet facilities.

What can the course lead on to?

 

After successful completion of the course there is an option to go onto the Princes Trust course which is also run out of the same location as Positive Pathways. However, if you decide that education is not the direction you want to head in, with the skills and employability experience gained from this course, it will aid you in your search for work. We will help and encourage you with this.

Are there any additional costs?

 

You will have to pay your travel costs to and from college (a bursary is available for those that may need it)

 

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444.


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