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Key details

Attendance Full-Time
Duration 1 year
Code PLWE3SKILL
Awarding Body City & Guilds
Level City & Guilds
Start Date 21/09/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

The Skills for Employment course offers school leavers aged 16-25 with learning difficulties/disabilities, SEND and Education Health Care Plans, the next step in their learning experience, based within in the College environment.

This course gives you the opportunity to learn a variety of new skills, build your confidence, help to improve your English and maths and ultimately become more independent.

The course will enable you to develop personal and work-related skills that could enable progression into further learning or supported employment activities, where you could be helping someone else perform their job, or even, under supervision, progressing to a job of your own.

Students will have the opportunity to take part in vocational tasters in an area of their choice. In addition to this, students will participate in experience of work.

Progression opportunities include supported internships with Project Search.

What you'll study

Communication, reading, writing and mathematics are some of the many areas you will take part in to develop your skills for tasks in the independent living tasks and for the workplace.

You will develop skills in:

  • communication
  • reading and Writing
  • maths
  • independence
  • employment/next steps
  • personal and social development
  • confidence in college and the community

You will work towards a City & Guilds Employability Award and study units in team work, dealing with problems in every day life, planning a journey on public transport, personal hygiene, effective communication and enterprise skills.

Dedicated time is given in tutorials to ensuring that essential topics are covered including:

  • Being a British Citizen/United Values, keeping safe

Students also develop skills in preparation for living independently or in supported accommodation such as cooking, cleaning and making informed choices. The development of soft skills is actively encouraged and developed through a variety of enrichment activities.

Students will learn though a mixture of classroom based, practical activities and projects that incorporate life skills and employability as well as functional skills English and maths. External visits and guest speakers will also be used to enhance the learning experience.

The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of Employability, Independence and Personal Development skills, maths and English, a tutorial programme and experience of work.

The programme can enable progression into further learning, independent living or supported employment/volunteering through a diverse range of practical skills and learning opportunities.

  • Communication, reading, writing and mathematics are some of the many areas you will take part in to develop your skills for tasks in the independent living tasks and for the workplace.

    You will develop skills in:

    • communication
    • reading and Writing
    • maths
    • independence
    • employment/next steps
    • personal and social development
    • confidence in college and the community

    You will work towards a City & Guilds Employability Award and study units in team work, dealing with problems in every day life, planning a journey on public transport, personal hygiene, effective communication and enterprise skills.

    Dedicated time is given in tutorials to ensuring that essential topics are covered including:

    • Being a British Citizen/United Values, keeping safe

    Students also develop skills in preparation for living independently or in supported accommodation such as cooking, cleaning and making informed choices. The development of soft skills is actively encouraged and developed through a variety of enrichment activities.

  • Students will learn though a mixture of classroom based, practical activities and projects that incorporate life skills and employability as well as functional skills English and maths. External visits and guest speakers will also be used to enhance the learning experience.

  • The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of Employability, Independence and Personal Development skills, maths and English, a tutorial programme and experience of work.

    The programme can enable progression into further learning, independent living or supported employment/volunteering through a diverse range of practical skills and learning opportunities.

Assessment

Assessment will be portfolio based and students will work towards and Entry level 3 Award in Employability.  Students will also work towards meeting personal and EHCP targets which will be reviewed each term in tutorials.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements although some experience of taking part in a College transition is encouraged.  An interview to assess suitability is essential.

This is a course for young adults (up to the age of 25) with learning difficulties or disabilities and who may have SEND or an Education Health Care Plan.

Work experience

There will be opportunities for experience of work.

Student stories

"We learned new skills, we met new people, and all of this will help us find a job."

Skills for Employment student, 2019

Tuition fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team. Email: information@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

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