The College of West Anglia
Stepping Out (Care and Childhood) - Entry Level


These foundation learning tier courses provide the progression pathways for young people who have yet to achieve the required grades to study fully and as independent learners in their chosen vocational area. In addition the skills developed will help to enable young people to enter adult life as confident and capable individuals.
Course content will include
- Vocational study day (within chosen area)
- Functional skills - maths and English
- BTEC / Edexcel Vocational Studies - Certificate
- Personal study skills - enrichment activities


- City and Guilds functional skills - maths and English - BTEC/EdExcel Certificate - Vocational Studies - Relevant vocational qualification gained on the vocational day

Students aged 16 to 18 who do not already have GCSE qualifications in maths and/or English at grades 4 (C) - 9 (A*) will take qualifications in English and/or maths as part of their vocational study programme - this is a government requirement.

Find out more about the other components of our vocational study programmes, including iCWA and work experience here.


A willingness to succeed and improve grades. Students entering this programme will need to have achieved at entry 3.


The course is assessed through a range of methods that include project work, assignments and the compilation of a portfolio. All work is internally verified and subject to external verification by the relevant awarding bodies. Functional skills will be assessed by portfolio or examination.


This course is available from 01/09/2019 at Wisbech

This course is Full-Time


1 Years


The College of West Anglia offers many opportunities to continue studying from entry level through to degrees at University Centre West Anglia. Some of the courses available for those who have successfully completed this course include:


Age 16-18
If you are under 19 on 31st August in the year you begin your programme, you will not have to pay a course fee; however, all full-time courses have a resource fee attached and there may also be additional fees for materials, kits and trips. For details of resource fees for your course, please use our fee calculator.

Age 19+
Fees for students aged 19+ vary according to programme, age and circumstances. For further details and to calculate the fees for your course, please use our fee calculator. There may also be additional fees for materials, kits and trips.