Skills for Life & Work

Future Options Entry Level 2 - Q025

Conway Park Full Time Entry Level 2

If you are a young adult or school leaver with learning difficulties and you would like to improve your independence and social skills then this course will help you. You will work towards an Award qualification once you have taken part in an assessment.

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. 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

All applicants must have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) or apply for one in order to attend at this level.

You should be working at Entry Level 2 of the Adult Core Curriculum and have the skills to follow all Health and Safety rules in college.

You should have the potential to develop your communication, literacy and numeracy skills to support your independence and increase your work skills.

You should be willing to develop your independent travelling and vocational skills. You may get extra help to do this.

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.

Equipment Required

Black trousers and appropriate shoes for learners working in the kitchen

Assessment Method

Students will be assessed by completing practical activities.

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.

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 the Snack Hatch enterprise at College, as part of work experience to help build learners employability skills.

Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

Students may progress to Prep 4 Work, vocational college courses or Adult Services.

Explore potential careers via Career Match — it provides current local data on wages and employment prospects.

You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:

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Starting 2nd September 2019 - Ending - 26th June 2020REF Q025L001

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:

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Monday 09:00 — 13:00 Conway Park
Thursday 09:30 — 17:00 Conway Park
Friday 11:00 — 12:00 Conway Park

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).


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