What is the Foundation Year for T-Level?

Our Level 2 Transition Programme is ideal for those students who are not quite ready for a T-level or A-level Progression Programme and will typically have a portfolio of mainly grade 3s at GCSE level. The programme is tailored to each individual student to develop their skills, knowledge and experience to take them to the next level, or to progress into the workplace or an apprenticeship. Successful completion (pass) of the Transition Programme, including Maths and English will guarantee progression to Level 3 with us.

Cirencester College Transition Chart

Level 2 Technical Qualification

The Transition Programme at Cirencester College is a one year Level 2 technical programme. Ideal for students who are hoping to progress to a Level 3, T-level or Vocational course or who are thinking of going straight into employment, training or an apprenticeship.

English and Maths Qualifications

Aside from the requirement for Maths and English at grade 4 – we know from employers that what they really want is literacy and numeracy skills in the work place e.g. Ratio is vital when mixing concrete, equally it is integral when looking at how many staff per child in a Nursery. We will bring the ‘real’ use of Maths and English to life!

Work Experience

There is an expectation to complete 105hrs of work experience – there is a huge amount of flexibility in how this is claimed and we encourage learners to seek out a variety of experiences and not just one – knowing what you DON’T want to do is as important as being clear on what you DO want to do next!

HPQ/EPQ Project Based Qualification

This is a GCSE equivalence and offers the opportunity to explore your own interests and other potential pathways. Here you will be offered guidance on how to complete but there is an emphasis on incremental independency as you plan and prepare for next steps.

Tutorial and Work Skills

Pastoral support and engagement is an integral part of Cirencester Colleges USP. We pride ourselves on providing excellent advice and guidance, leading to positive destinations. This is where you will find support for your next steps and other support functions.

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What GCSE grades do I need to do a Foundation Year for T-level?

The minimum entry requirements for the Foundation Year is at least 3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above.

What technical subjects can I take within the Foundation Year for T-level at Cirencester College?

Animal Care, Business, Digital (ICT), Equine Care and Health

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What the students say

Ali L2 Health

This year, I have really enjoyed the Level 2 Health course which is part of the Foundation Year for T-levels. I have met lots of new friends on the course and the lecturers have been really supportive. I am now looking forward to joining the T-level in Mental Health in September, as in the future I would like to work in mental health or similar in the care industry. I would recommend the Foundation Year for T-levels to anyone who maybe thinking about doing the programme, just do it!

AliLevel 2 Health