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Skills for Life & Work

Skills for Life & Work

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This programme of study is for young people aged 16-18 who have had their education disrupted in some way and were unable to complete year 11. It is also appropriate for young people who are not currently in employment, education or training.

Course details

All of the skills are transferable to educational and training settings. The programme aims to:

  • Develop students' confidence and motivation
  • Develop communication and teamwork skills
  • Provide an introduction to the world of work
  • Enable students to gain knowledge and experience in vocational areas
  • Develop essential career, social and personal development skills
  • Assist students in their awareness of opportunities available in employment
  • Raise awareness of progression opportunities
  • Enable students to develop their English and maths

The qualification offered is Open Awards Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Further Learning and Employment. The Certificate is made up of 13 credits, and is achieved by completing a wide range of units for example;

  • Skills for Employability
  • Career Preparation
  • Preparing for Work Experience
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Group and Teamwork
  • Communication Skills
  • Health and Safety Awareness
Entry guidelines

This course is for students who are 16-18. No formal qualifications. Satisfactory interview to assess motivation, communication skills, career planning and the commitment to attend college for 100% of sessions timetabled. Satisfactory reference and/or school report. Before starting your course, you will take assessments in English and maths to make sure that you will be able to meet the requirements of the course. It is expected that you will be working at level 1 in both English and maths. This course is not suitable for applicants who have already achieved a level 2 qualification for example 5 GCSE's Grade A - C (grade 4 or above). If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Assessment Method

Students will create a portfolio of evidence which will include projects, reports, presentations, assignments and workbooks. During the programme students will also work on their maths, English and ICT skills and have the opportunity to undertake Functional Skills qualifications.

Additional Information

We want to open the doors that are closed to you right now and an important part of this is seeing you in person and discussing how we can help you achieve your career goals.

The exact course content and timetable will vary depending on the development needs of each individual.

This course will include days out and trips throughout the year with the opportunity to attend overnight residential. There will be a fee payable to contribute towards the costs of these activities, costs will be advised in advance.

Where can I progress to?

It is expected that once you have completed this qualification you will progress into a vocational area to further develop your skills and achieve additional qualifications.

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When does this course run?

  • Starts 07th Sep 2017 - Ends 29th Jun 2018 Ref K057J001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Thursday 13:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
    Friday 09:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
  • Starts 06th Sep 2018 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref K057K001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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