Entry and Level 1 Programmes (Foundation Learning) About Entry and Level 1 Programmes
About Entry and Level 1 Programmes
Find out what Entry and Level 1 Programmes are, who they’re for, and what qualifications are on offer.
What are Entry and Level 1 Programmes?
Designed to ensure that all young people have the opportunity to raise their potential for progression, Entry and Level 1 Programmes (Foundation Learning) provide a flexible framework of qualifications for learners at Entry Levels 1 to 3 and Level 1.
They enable you to create personalised programmes of structured, skills-based qualifications with clear progression routes for each learner, whether this is to independent living, further education or employment.
Our Entry and Level 1 Programmes span 4 different qualification types:
Personal and Social Development - helping learners to develop their personal and social development skills while gaining confidence and self-esteem.
Functional Skills - equipping learners with the basic practical skills required in everyday life, education and the workplace.
BTEC Entry and Level 1 qualifications - introducing learners to the skills required to work in a particular sector or vocational area.
BTEC IT Users (ITQ) - giving learners the IT skills they need to be successful in a digital world.
Who are Entry and Level 1 Programmes aimed at?
Our Entry and Level 1 Programmes focus on the needs and motivations of your learners. We’ve identified 4 typical learner groups so you can build suitable learning programmes to help them achieve their full potential.
Entry and Level 1 learner groups
Find out more about how our learner groups can help you plan your Entry and Level 1 Programmes on our Teaching support page.
Why choose Pearson?
With the most comprehensive range of qualifications on offer, we are the only awarding body seeking to develop a full one-stop-shop for Entry and Level 1 Programmes.
Courses written with the learner in mind
Students can choose from the broadest, most varied range of qualifications available today. The selection of courses can be tailored to suit them individually, creating personalised programmes of learning that are engaging and relevant for every learner.
A seamless progression pathway
By partnering with us, you can ensure that the progression path to higher qualifications is seamless. And, since we have linked units from our BTEC Firsts to a number of the Foundation Learning units, students wanting to progress will already have a foot in the door.
What qualifications are available?
The tables below show all the Entry Level and Level 1 qualifications we offer at a glance, or see the brochure for more detailed information.