West Thames College London

Foundation Business and Travel with ESOL

Foundation Learning courses are designed to give you the skills to progress to Level 2. This course is for students whose first language is not English and is ideal for those progressing from an ESOL 16-18 course.

Key course features

Qualification:

  • BTEC Level 1 Award in Business Administration and BTEC Level 1 Award in Travel and Tourism
  • Edexcel ESOL (Skills for Life)
  • City & Guilds Functional Skills Maths

Level: Level 1

Mode: Full-time

Start Date: 04 September 2017

Who is this course for?

Young people whose first language is not English. This course is ideal for those progressing from an ESOL 16-18 course.

About the course

You will study:

  • Managing your health
  • Working in business administration
  • Recording business transactions
  • Planning for and taking part in a visit
  • Planning for a job in Travel and Tourism.

You will also work towards an ESOL and maths qualification.

Additional opportunities

Your course will include trips and visits.

How will I be assessed?

All vocational units are assessed through practical assignments which are graded and an overall qualification grade calculated from the unit grades.

Where next?

If you successfully complete all the modules you can go on to a Level 2 course, such as the BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Business.

Entry requirements
You should have a pass at ESOL Entry 3 or equivalent. You will have an assessment and an interview. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email info@west-thames.ac.uk.
Fees

This course is free for students under 19 years.

Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.

How to apply?
Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.

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