Foundation Studies at Stanmore College


Welcome to the page for foundation learning. These are full time courses to enable a young person to make informed choices regarding progression and future opportunities.

In foundation learning, you will be helped to boost your English and maths skills and also have a taster in different vocational subjects. These could include business, digital skills, health care, sport or IT. You will have tutorials which will focus on employability and personal development skills.

These could be the courses for you if you have not yet made up your mind about which subject area you would like to study. From foundation learning you could progress to a level 1 or 2 qualification in one of the subject areas.

By trying different subject areas you can have many different options at the end of the course as to the subjects you could study next. Or you might want to go to employment or an apprenticeship.

If you want to focus on developing your English skills as part of your studies, why not consider our ESOL Plus Study Programme. ESOL means English for Speakers of Other Languages and the qualification is designed to help you develop the English skills you use every day and help you move on to further study. The ESOL Plus Study Programme also includes tasters of vocational study areas.

If you want to study at level 1, and you already know which subject area you would like to focus on – here are some more courses you might like to consider:

For Business:
For Early Years:
For Computing:
For Engineering
  • BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Engineering
For Science:
For Sport
For Creative Arts and Media:

Foundation Studies Courses

For ages 16-18


Key Staff

Stephanie Chittenden
Head Of School - BSCAM