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Foundation Studies

If you want to improve skills for personal progression, whether it be accessing the next level of course to study a particular subject or developing your independent living skills, you've applied to study at the right place and we can't wait to meet you!

Our Entry Level and Level 1 courses offer students vocational and employability opportunities to progress within a college setting and/or the workplace. With a variety of pathways to suit individual student needs, including outstanding study opportunities for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Our vocational offer, life skills courses and supported internship programme are designed to develop students' personal and social development skills alongside working towards gaining valuable employability and study skills for future progression.

Ofsted, 2019
Teachers of learners who have high needs, who are on foundation programmes, adapt the provision carefully in to smaller, achievable chunks so learners develop - step by step - their knowledge and skills to live independent lives.

Ofsted, 2019

Foundation Studies: Meet your lecturers

Useful information and contact details

Entry Level & Level 1 Vocational Programmes (Foundation Studies)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Week 1 12th July Is my favourite snack healthy for me?

Week 2 19th July My Fitness Diary

Week 3 26th July Maths Mini Projects and Punctuation Practice

Week 4 2nd August Cookery and Pastry

Week 5 9th August How do we communicate? and Maths Magic

Week 6 16th August All about you and What is your favourite song

Week 7 23rd August Cookery and UK Regional Food and Summer Holidays are Fun

In the meantime, if you have a question for Tania about the course? You can get in touch by emailing tania.white@nscg.ac.uk

Life Skills & Employment Training and Supported Internships

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Week 1 12th July Is my favourite snack healthy for me?

Week 2 19th July My Fitness Diary

Week 3 26th July Maths Mini Projects and Punctuation Practice

Week 4 2nd August Cookery and Pastry

Week 5 9th August How do we communicate? and Maths Magic

Week 6 16th August All about you and What is your favourite song

Week 7 23rd August Cookery and UK Regional Food and Summer Holidays are Fun

In the meantime, if you have a question for Rob about the course? You can get in touch by emailing robert.sigley@nscg.ac.uk

Supported Internships

NSCG offers supported internships to help students aged 16-25 with a disability, take a step into paid employment. Supported internships are structured study programmes intended to enable young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to achieve sustainable, paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work through learning in the workplace.

NEW STARTERS FACEBOOK GROUP

Take some time to get to know us really well. You will find our latest news, events and updates by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you are on Facebook please be sure to join our new Facebook groups ‘NSCG Newcastle College Starters 2021’ where you can virtually join a community of learners who will also be joining NSCG in September, some of whom may be on the same course as you.

Get in touch

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Department Highlights

Outstanding Support

Our Supported Internships programme this year was recognised for its impact on the lives of the students enrolled on the programme, having been nominated for a TES FE Award in the 'Contribution to the local community' category.

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Paola Simoes

Initially starting within Foundation Studies, Paola truly excelled during her time at NSCG, progressing onto a BTEC Level 3 in Engineering where she achieved D*D*D* and has now on to Manchester Metropolitan to study Engineering.

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Competition Success

Students on our Supported Internships programme, entered Newcastle Borough Council's latest poetry competition coming first and having their poem 'Our Story' about women's suffrageimortalised in Brampton Park.

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Ryan Hardy

Former Middlehurst Special School pupil Ryan arrived as a quiet and shy learner. Now he's totally transformed, taking part in our Supported Internship programme, building his confidence and securing himself a position at McDonalds.

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Organising Events

Level 1 Early Years students arranged a ran an Easter activity session earlier this term for local primary school, St Mary's. The day involved Easter biscuit decorating, making an Easter chick and number matching.

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Green Fingers

As part of Volunteers Week, Foundation Studies students working with Newcastle Borough Council's 'Green Team', planting new flowers in the town centre as part of their Community Pledge Scheme.

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