Title

Skills for Life & Work

Progression into Further Education - K057

Conway Park Full Time Level 1 Duration 36 weeks

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This programme of study is for young people aged 16-18 and, where appropriate, for those who are 19plus.

It is 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 prioritised for students who are 16-18 but there may be opportunity for students who are 19plus to access the course where appropriate.

No formal qualifications are needed.

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.

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.

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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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Starting 1st September 2021 - Ending - 24th June 2022REF K057N001

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Wednesday 09:00 — 15:30 Conway Park
Thursday 09:00 — 14:00 Conway Park
Friday 09:00 — 12:00 Conway Park

If you are aged 19 or over:

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are - aged 19+ and live in the Liverpool City Region. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, you are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £17,004 annual gross salary, or you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification, this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 21/22.

Starting 3rd September 2021 - Ending - 28th June 2022REF K057N002

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Monday 09:00 — 15:00 Conway Park
Tuesday 14:00 — 13:00 Conway Park
Friday 13:00 — 17:00 Conway Park

If you are aged 19 or over:

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are - aged 19+ and live in the Liverpool City Region. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, you are unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits, or in work earning less than £17,004 annual gross salary, or you are aged 19-23 and have not already achieved a full level 2 qualification, this course is FREE. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 21/22.


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