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Choosing what to study can be challenging. Speak to one of our advisors to find out what your options are.

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This study programme is designed for 16-18 year olds only (age 19-24 for students with an Education, Health and Care Plan).

Please visit our Adult Education, Degrees and Employer section for alternative courses.

About the course

 

Foundation in Business and Service Industries is a BTEC study program that allows students to develop and prepare for their future specialist sector.

There are different pathways within this study programme and students can choose either

Hair and Beauty

Catering and Hospitality

Business, Tourism and Events

 

How does it work?

All students will:

Complete practical taster sessions in their chosen pathway.

Attend English and maths lessons to improve their grades for further progression.

Participate in health and wellbeing sessions tailored to the industry pathway and student needs

Go on a variety of trips and visits to various fun and exciting locations 

Have opportunities to meet with guest speakers and employers from their chosen industry. 

Work on live projects based on the chosen industry pathway

 

Increase their self-confidence and team working skills on this study program

All of these exciting things run parallel to the curriculum delivery and provide great opportunities for assessment.

This study programme will allow students to gain the necessary foundation knowledge and study skills required for the next step in their chosen industry. 

Why have I not heard of this course before?

The course is brand new and has been designed to meet student's needs.

How will I be assessed?

The Assessment methods will vary, there will be some written work, some practical work and assessment opportunities within trips and visits. Please note that there are NO formal exams on the course with the exception of Maths and English.

How many days will I be in college?

You will be timetabled for 3 days a week in college.

 

Student Testimony:

 

Since i started at WSC my life has completely changed.  I have made better friends, the course itself has made me a better person.  Whilst i was at secondary school i did not want to be there but it is totally different at college.  I actually want to be there, the course is very interest, i am doing business and tourism, i am so intrigued by this course.  My course director is really fun but can be strict some of the time but the teachers treat us like adults, they treat us with respect, not like at school when the teachers there treated the students as children.

Entry requirements

 4 x GCSE Grades 1/2 OR progression from another course within college.

All students will be interviewed before they start the course and must demonstrate a ready to learn attitude and enthusiasm to participate in the various industries and lessons.

Qualifications

Foundation in Business and Service Industries with pathways to

Hair and Beauty

Catering and Hospitality

Business, Tourism and Events

How will I be assessed?

The Assessment methods will vary, there will be some written work, some practical work and assessment opportunities within trips and visits. Please note that there are NO formal exams on the course with the exception of Maths and English.


Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)

The course is delivered both inside and outside of the college and the classrooms

Where will the course take me?

Progression routes following this course will be a level 2 programme in many areas or a level 1 technical qualification

Will I need any materials or equipment?

Electronic devices are a benefit to the course, but not essential

Possible chef whites for catering and hospitality pathways

Hair or beauty tunic for hair and beauty pathways

How much will it cost?


I'm interested. What should I do now?

Apply through the college website if you are a new student

www.wsc.ac.uk or if you are a progressing student please contact

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Can I apply for a bursary now?

Yes, please do this after you have applied for the course to allow time for it to be processed.

 

Days & times

Starting September 2021


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