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Horizon (Level 1)

Course Overview
Course type

Level 1

Course length

One year

Required qualifications

There are no formal entry qualifications, but you should be working at the higher end of Entry Level 3 for Literacy. If you have not reached this level, or if you need support in lessons, Entry Level 3 Foundation Learning (the Preparation for Progression course) may be a better option for you.

This programme is an ideal option if you enjoy hands-on learning and want to improve your skills. You may be planning to move on to a Level 2 course but do not expect to achieve  at least two 9-4 grades at  GCSE in relevant subjects.  Or you may wish to prepare for employment by boosting your skills. This programme will focus on a mixture of vocational learning, functional skills and personal development.


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You will follow an individual programme based on your interests and skills.

The course will focus on:
  • preparing you for further study and the world of work
  • personal and social development
  • functional skills (English, mathematics and ICT)
You will choose three different vocational areas from this list:
  • Health and Social Care
  • Business
  • Enterprise
  • Art and Design
  • Sports
On the course you will:
  • develop your literacy, numeracy and ICT skills
  • work in small groups on project work
  • gain a core set of skills and qualifications to help  you progress

This programme is an ideal option if you enjoy hands-on learning and want to improve your skills. You may be planning to move on to a Level 2 course but do not expect to achieve  at least two 9-4 grades at  GCSE in relevant subjects.  Or you may wish to prepare for employment by boosting your skills. This programme will focus on a mixture of vocational learning, functional skills and personal development.


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Method of assessment

During the course you will be assessed in a variety of ways, both practical and written, including assignments and tests.

This programme is an ideal option if you enjoy hands-on learning and want to improve your skills. You may be planning to move on to a Level 2 course but do not expect to achieve  at least two 9-4 grades at  GCSE in relevant subjects.  Or you may wish to prepare for employment by boosting your skills. This programme will focus on a mixture of vocational learning, functional skills and personal development.


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This programme is an ideal option if you enjoy hands-on learning and want to improve your skills. You may be planning to move on to a Level 2 course but do not expect to achieve  at least two 9-4 grades at  GCSE in relevant subjects.  Or you may wish to prepare for employment by boosting your skills. This programme will focus on a mixture of vocational learning, functional skills and personal development.


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