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Employability & Life Skills Entry Level Study Programme

This study programme is the first step on the ladder to progressing into vocational learning; Apprenticeships and employment; and developing skills for a more independent future.

1 Year
Full-Time
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: No formal qualifications needed

Course Info

Employability & Life skills is the first step on the ladder to progressing into vocational learning; Apprenticeships and employment. It also prepares young adults for a move into adult care provision. The individual qualifications are selected on the basis of previous qualifications studied and skills and abilities in various subjects.

The Employability and Life Skills Study Programme has three levels, Entry Level 1, Entry Level 2 and Entry Level 3. On each level, students will study qualifications appropriate to their individual skills and abilities.

Students on all levels of the Study Programme will develop:

  • Employability skills
  • Social & Communication skills
  • Confidence
  • Independence

They will also have the opportunity to engage in projects such as enterprise, fundraising, volunteering and work experience either within the College or in the local community.

Students on an accredited pathway study Entry Level 1-3 vocational courses in Personal Progress, Employability and Workskills in addition to Functional Skills English and Maths.

Those on a non-accredited pathway will explore progression opportunities for their future and participate in Work Experience and specific work related training such as First Aid, GDPR and Health & Safety.

Teaching

Teaching takes place in small groups in designated classrooms that are equipped with all the necessary resources.

Delivery methods include group works, role play, multi modal blended learning and practical activities in the classroom and out in the community.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

You will be required to attend an interview with a specialist tutor. At the interview, you will have the opportunity to find out about the Study Programme and ask any questions you may have.

Tutors will already have seen a copy of your Education Health Care Plan before you join the College. You will meet them at Hello College and Enrolment prior to starting the course in September. You do not need specific qualifications to join the course.

Students study accredited qualifications from Entry level 1-3. The qualifications you take are selected on the basis of previous qualifications studied and skills and abilities in various subjects

You will complete an initial assessment which will determine entry onto the right level course. Additional Assessment for Learning will take place during the two week Course induction to ensure that learners are on the correct level to suit their skills, ability and previous learning.