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Skills for Life & Work

Skills for Life & Work

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This course will help you to develop independence, self confidence and social skills. You will also gain an awareness of the skills needed for employment and/or opportunities to progress to another course.

Course details

This course is run over three days and will give you the opportunity to explore what you are good at and what skills you need to develop for work. You will have regular group and individual tutorials to help you to do this. Your tutor may arrange a work placement for you if appropriate. Some of your learning will take place in the community and you will run a small business in college. You will also have your own personal targets to work towards. Literacy will include speaking and listening, reading and writing. Numeracy will include counting, use of money, using a calculator, adding and subtracting, weighing and measuring. You will develop your computer skills. You will work towards the Edexcel Independence and Work Certificate Entry 2 or 3, college certificates for English or maths or English Speaking Board.

Entry guidelines

You should be working at Entry Level 1-2 of the Adult Core Curriculum and have the skills to follow all Health and Safety rules in college. You should be willing to develop your independent travelling and vocational skills. You may get extra help to do this. You should have the potential to develop your communication, literacy and numeracy skills to support your independence and increase your work skills. You will be expected to work as part of a team and take part in practical learning. 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.

Additional Information

All participants need to have an Education Health Care Plans or apply for one in order to attend a course at this level. Applications can be made direct to the college or via Social Workers, Careers Connect. Students will have the opportunity to develop communication and life skills and work on employability skills. You need to have the commitment to take part in all learning activities. Working as part of a small group is of high importance for this course.
Student will take part in an enterprise either at the Pyramids shop or the Snack Hatch enterprise at college. Working as part of work experience to help build learners employabilty skills. You may be asked to practise your skills at home and it would help if someone could help you to do this.

Where can I progress to?

Progression to the Preparation for Work course or into a job. Some students access adult day services.

When does this course run?

  • Starts 04th Sep 2017 - Ends 29th Jun 2018 Ref Q006J001

    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:

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Monday 09:00 — 12:00 Conway Park
    Monday 09:00 — 12:00 Pyramid Shop
    Wednesday 10:00 — 16:00 Conway Park
    Friday 10:00 — 12:00 Conway Park
  • Starts 03rd Sep 2018 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref Q006K001

    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:

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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