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Further Education Pathway: Level 1

Course information

Course Summary

This pathway has been designed for students who are planning to go on to Further Education. Students take part in sessions on personal development whilst experiencing vocational tasters. The aim is to build confidence and independence as well as helping students to decide which vocational pathway would suit them best.

Course Code:N5530
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:
Course Length

1 year.

Course Detail

Level 1 - At Level 1, as transition to Further Education, students spend one day per week in the main college completing units with vocational staff. Students switch vocational area every half term and experience what it is like to study in a variety of curriculum areas: Art & Design, Media & Music Technology, Performing Arts, Construction, Motor Vehicle, Animal Care, Catering, Sport and Computing.

Learning Pathways
Our focus is to prepare students for a life after college and improve their life chances and choices. We have developed a curriculum to give students a clear pathway through the department to further education, employment or supported living. Students will be assessed to ensure they join their chosen pathway at the right level and are able to progress.

English and maths
Students on all pathways will study English and maths at an appropriate level until they reach Level 2 or GCSE Grade 4-9. It is important that students provide evidence of prior achievement as part of their initial assessment. Stepping Stone qualifications are available for students who are assessed as needing more than one year to develop the skills required to achieve a complete level.

Course Fees

Fees for 2022/23: £3,000

Please note:

  • Fees are for 2022/23 and relate to home and EU students
  • Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 24 who have a valid EHCP, and are studying Further Education courses are not normally charged for course fees
  • For more information about financial support, please click here.
Entry Requirements

You can apply online or by phoning our Advice and Guidance Department on 0208 394 3038. You will then receive an email inviting you in for interview. The interview consists of an initial assessment before having a meeting with a member of the teaching team.

During interview students will be assisted to identify additional support needs before establishing the right starting point. Candidates will need to show a desire to attend college before being offered a place.

Please bring a copies of your EHCP to the interview along with a list of previous achievements. We may not be able to photocopy on the day so we would be grateful if you could provide a copy for us to keep.

Your Next Steps

Following this course students could transition onto a vocational Level 1 course in either Animal Studies, Art and Design, Catering and Hospitality, Computing and IT, Construction, Plumbing, Plastering, Carpentry and Joinery, Brickwork, Motor Vehicle, Performing Arts, Media and Music, Sport and Public

Other Information


This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2022. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

Last updated - 02/11/2021