What is Foundation Learning?
Foundation Learning is a flexible framework of qualifications at Entry Levels 1-3 and Level 1, which recognises that there are a large variety of different learners at Entry and Level 1, many with different needs and progression aims. The framework enables centres to create personalised programmes, which meet the needs of the individual learner.
"Foundation Learning has been developed for low attaining 14- to 19-year olds (as well as 19- to 24-year olds with high-level special needs) to help raise their participation, attainment and progression. There is no overarching qualification; instead young people work on a personalised programme that leads to a mix of small, flexible qualifications, as a basis for progression to further learning or employment. Foundation Learning can be delivered in schools and colleges, or by private or third-sector training providers." (DfE website)