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Level 1.5 (Work Skills)


The Level 1.5 Foundation Learning Tier provides a vocationally-based programme of study for learners progressing from Level 1 courses in schools and colleges. The programme provides work-based vocational education together with English and Maths. Level 1.5 provides an important step from Level 1 for many learners, allowing them to consolidate learning from Level 1 whilst experiencing opportunities in work placements around college. Learners are based in our supportive learning environment which includes a social area. Staff are also based here to support learners throughout the teaching day. If you are interested in joining the courses staff can arrange for you to join current learners on a taster day. Please contact the college for more information on 01768 893400.


The course involves lectures, practical skills and site visits. The superb facilities at Newton Rigg enable you to put in to practice what students learn in the classroom.

Students will have a Course Manager and Academic Tutors to help them throughout the course, to help them achieve their goals and work through any issues students may have regarding their studies. If students have any specialist support needs please highlight this upon application and we can arrange for a meeting with the Learning Support Team. We offer 2 different specialisms:


  • Animal Care
  • Retail & Work Skills

Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal entry qualifications, it helps if applicants have studied at Level 1or achieved GCSEs at grades F or G.

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this course progression is available to other courses within the college or into employment if appropriate.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400