The Introductory Diploma (sometimes referred to as Foundation Learning) is flexible and personalised to meet the needs of individual students. The course is designed to encourage students to develop the personal skills and qualities they need for work and learning and to help them achieve their full potential. It is a practical “hands on” course taught in the context of real jobs and careers in various industries. You will receive credits and/or individual certificates for qualifications that you achieve within the framework.
Unit 10: Self-assessment
Unit 11: Career progression
Unit 16: Working in Business and Administration
Unit 27: Job Opportunities in Business Administration
Unit 17: Communicating Electronically
Unit 23: Supporting Business Meetings
Unit 22: Recording Business Transactions
Unit 10: Taking part in Exercise and Fitness
Unit 14: Working in Sport and Active Leisure
Unit 7 Developing video products
Unit 13: Job Opportunities in the Creative Media
PLUS: BTEC LEVEL 1 AWARD IN PERSONAL/SOCIAL SKILLS
Unit 04: Developing Self
Unit 08: Healthy Living
Unit 3: Working as part of a group
PLUS: FUNCTIONAL SKILLS
Functional Skills in Maths, ICT and English
All units are internally assessed and include assignments and coursework.
An Introductory Diploma is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grades D-G. With successful completion of the course you may apply to proceed to Level 2 courses. Alternatively, you may progress to work or training, such as an apprenticeship.
There are no specific course entry requirements. However, a good record of attendance and punctuality is needed with ability to meet deadlines and work independently and as part of a team.