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Foundation Study Programme

Routes 2 Success

Routes to Success is a supportive study programme that enables young people to move into adulthood with confidence and resilience, as well as relevant skills and qualifications.
To access the programme learners will need to be between the ages of 16 and 18, or up to 25 with a disability.
The programme would benefit learners who are not ready to access mainstream post 16 study and those who learn more effectively in a small group setting or require additional support.

Routes 2 Success learners

What will the learner study?

The programme is made up of different qualifications which are agreed with the learner at the start of the programme.

Learners will study a Level 1 Employability qualification, relevant Functional Skills at a variety of levels to include; English, Mathematics and ICT, or GCSE Maths and English. They may also undertake a Level 1 vocational qualification in Childcare or Health and Social Care. In addition, there is a dedicated personal self development strand which improves the health and wellbeing of learners. All learners have the opportunity to undertake a work placement relating to their needs and interests for a minimum of one day a week.

How long is the programme?

The programme is 3.5 days a week for 38 weeks to cover the academic study qualification, and a further 1 day a week for the work placement. Classroom study is in small groups with a variety of projects and offsite visits to engage and motivate the learners to succeed. Many learners have additional support requirements which can be met through our dedicated learner support team.

Where do learners go after they have completed the programme?

York Learning actively supports learners to secure work, traineeships, apprenticeships and further study through regular advice and guidance and access to a dedicated employer engagement officer who can support applications, college visits and interview preparation. Many students move onto our own traineeships and apprenticeships as well as opportunities with other providers.

Where can I get further information?

Sarah Robson, Programme Manager (Mon – Wed)
01904 551806
sarah.robson@york.gov.uk

Alison Thorne, Programme Manager (Wed – Fri)
01904 551561
alison.thorne@york.gov.uk

Sarah
Programme Manager (Mon-Wed)

01904 551056

Ali
Programme Manager (Wed-Fri)

01904 551561

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