Options Programme

Foundation Learning
Entry Level

Exam Board: Edexcel

1 year

Course Content:

At Alton College on the Options course you will study:

  • English Functional
  • Maths
  • ICT

You will also study units that may include:

  • Catering
  • Sport
  • Horticulture
  • Media
  • Art
  • Travel and Tourism


100% Coursework

Studying at Alton College:

You will be taught by a small team of teachers and most classes will be supported by Learning Support Assistants.  You will complete assignments to gain the credits you need to gain to obtain the qualification.  The assessments will consist of some written work but also require you to complete practical tasks.  You will regularly spend time with your tutor where you will monitor your progress and set your own learning targets.

Entry requirements:

No formal entry requirements are required but a positive attitude to learning is important.

Course costs:

All students will be expected to provide their own folder, stationery, USB stick and calculators (where appropriate). A pack has been produced for students that contain all the required items for the course at a cost of £25. This also includes their work experience uniform.

Any further costs are outlined below:
Advisable: Cost of trips (approximately £50)
There may also be a small charge for catering modules

If the costs of equipment, materials and trips may cause you financial hardship, you may wish to read through details of the financial support scheme on our website.