Foundation: Business and ICT Pathway

Explore a career in Information Technology (IT) through a full-time college programme and benefit from high-level support with English, maths and personal development.

With the Foundation Pathway in Business and Information Technology (IT), you can kickstart a career in this exciting sector as you learn the skills needed to progress. You will also be given the opportunity to gain English, Maths and IT qualifications alongside the programme.

On completion of the course, you can progress to a higher-level study programme at college, or onto an apprenticeship. We can give you advice and information to help you plan your next step, whether you would like to study another course in the college or somewhere else, or are looking to enter employment.

We will provide you with the opportunity to develop vital employability and independence skills through our learning companies. Our partnerships with external organisations and employers are central to giving you the tools you need to have a successful future.

We accept Foundation Studies students who want to start within the academic year. If you would like to find out more or apply to start a Foundation Studies course this year, please click the button below and complete the enquiry form. One of our friendly team will then get back to you.

This pathway is for those who want to explore a career in ICT through a full-time college course and would benefit from having a high level of support with English, maths and personal development.

When you complete this course you will receive:

  • Vocational Certificate in Learning, Employability and Progression
  • GCSEs or Functional skills in English and Maths

This course will also give you essential employability skills to help you look for employment.

From this pathway you can move on to a Level 2 IT course or another Level 2 course in a related area.

You will take part in interactive and fun activities to develop your skills ina supoprtive and collaborative classroom.

You will be assessed through creating a folder of evidence for each subject. You will be assessed at a level that suits you. Functional skills and GCSE maths and English will be assessed through external examinations.

The only entry requirement is that you have a successful interview with a member of the course team in order to ensure that we can fully meet your needs

We are looking for young people with an enthusiasm to learn and a desire to make progress. We want applicants to actively take part in keep warm activities set by teachers before starting in September

Why Banbury and Bicester College?

  • Clear routes of progression with qualifications ranging from foundation level to degree level!
  • Industry experienced teaching staff give you the responsibility and independence you need to take charge of your own future.
  • 150+

    Courses available

  • 2018

    Rated "good with outstanding areas" by Ofsted in 2018

  • 79+

    years of teaching experience

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