Subjects

Foundation Learning

Our courses are delivered by our expert tutors who understand that learning in a traditional classroom can be difficult for some people. They will provide you with a supportive learning environment where there is lots of practical work and trips.

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Academic year: 19/20

Duration: Multiple start dates available.


This exciting new Level 1 Introductory course has been devised with the aim of progressing learners into further learning and/or employment. The qualification offers a diverse range of units that can be used to create individualised learning programmes giving learners an opportunity for both personal development and vocational experience.

Our Foundation Learning courses help students to build confidence and enable you to acquire the experience, skills and understanding to progress to further vocational courses or employment within a variety of industries. We combine the Employability and Personal & Social Development units with Vocational Units allowing learners to study their chosen vocational area. This course includes a work placement element.

Academic year: 20/21

Duration: 2nd September 2020 to 25th June 2021


This qualification is intended to be accessible to a wide range of learners of all abilities.

Learners can develop a ‘hands-on’ approach to their learning and gain practical skills, knowledge and understanding in a chosen vocational area(s). The skills, knowledge and understanding gained may help learners prepare for work through real or simulated work situations and may contribute to preparing them for working life beyond education.

You will work in small groups and complete a range of practical and creative activities to help you get used to the College environment and the expectations of the academic level and criteria you will need to meet in order to progress further.

Apprenticeship vacancies

To find out more about apprenticeships through Macclesfield College, give our Maxim Team a call on 01625 410022.


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