Learners will be given the opportunity of researching, preparing and participating in work experience within the local community. Valuable life skills are embedded into the programme to ensure independent skills are enhanced. The programme also offers the opportunity to develop Maths and English skills at a level suitable to the individual.
Whilst there are no formal entry requirements, students are required to show a willingness to learn, participate in and develop skills in a college environment.
Following an interview, it is expected that the learner attend a taster session to determine suitability for the course and to ensure that their needs are met.
Learners will also need to participate in regular work experience.
* Certain courses may have additional costs to cover trips or DBS checks, and for some courses you will be expected to purchase additional items such as uniform or equipment.
Though this course is free for those aged 16-18, there may be additional costs related to the programme, such as additional equipment and uniform, educational trips and work placement costs. Full details will be sent to applicants before enrolment.
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**What qualification will I achieve?
ASDAN Certificate of Employability L1
City & Guilds Employability Skills - E3
City & Guilds Functional Skills
Entry level 3 or Level 1 (the appropriate level will be chosen based on the needs of each individual learner)
Students aged 16 to 18 who do not already have GCSE qualifications in maths and/or English at grades 4 (C) - 9 (A) will take qualifications in maths and/or English as part of their vocational study programme - this is a government requirement.
How is my course assessed?
Assessment is ongoing and consistent throughout the academic year, this is evident via an initial screening process and then regularly via the Personal Development Plan. Learners are assessed on an individual basis by the tutor and through the verification of completed portfolio units.
The online PDP system allows for the learner to log in and view their progress and targets so they are always aware of their achievement to date.
Three progress reviews and regular staff meetings ensure that the assessment and review process continues to map individual progression.