Skip to main content

In Short

The Routes into Courses are Foundation Learning programmes designed to equip young people with the skills needed to start their career. The main aim is to help learners progress onto an apprenticeship, further learning or employment. You will be motivated to achieve by developing your knowledge within a vocational area whilst studying for Functional Skills qualifications (Maths and English) or GCSE if appropriate. You will also work towards achieving the NOCN Level 1 or Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development.

‘Amazing and supportive tutors who are always helpful and do all they can to help you reach your full potential.’ Student, 2019

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. All learners must be 16 – 19 and will be asked to attend an interview and to undertake initial assessments. You should be committed to improving your own skills and be willing to work as part of a team.



Course Content

NOCN Level 1 Certificate or Level 2 in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development. Functional Skills (English and Maths) or GCSE if appropriate. If you are interested in a subject that does not appear on this list please contact one of the course tutors to discuss this further. Other Level 1 courses are available (please see the College website or prospectus) and other Routes Into courses may be added where there is an identified need.

Routes Into Pathways

Routes Into courses include:

  • Art
  • Business
  • Dance & Drama
  • Floristry Horticulture
  • Music
  • Hair and Beauty
  • ICT & Media
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Sport & Public Services

Other Routes Into courses may be added where there is an identified need.

How will I be assessed?

Students are assessed through coursework, which will be completed during lessons. Functional Skills in English and Maths or GCSE if appropriate are assessed through formal exams, which can be taken when the student is ready.


The Routes into programme is designed to develop the skills needed to prepare you for the next stages of your journey, this may be a Level 2 course, apprenticeship or employment.


If you are aged 16-18 as of 31st August on the year of enrolment – no course fee. If you are over 19 as of 31st August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases, please contact us for full information. Rehabilitation of offenders: To help us look after students and assess risks, you will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions when you apply to do a course at Weymouth College. We are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment for all. We welcome people with additional learning needs and/or disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds in all minority groups within the community, ensuring students receive fair treatment when studying at Weymouth College.

Apply Now
Artboard 7Artboard 6emailArtboard 9Artboard 9Artboard 11Artboard 17Artboard 10Artboard 16Artboard 18