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Bradford College

Entry Level 3 Skills for Employment

Qualification Gained
City & Guilds Entry Level 3 in Skills for Employment
Study Level
Entry Level and Level 1, Entry Level 3
1 year Full-time
Start Date
Study Mode
David Hockney Building


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.

Our students work in partnership with the National Citizens Service (NCS) programme which helps to develop key employment skills and behaviours.

  Key Info

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

Learners will be supported to progress and may move onto our Supported Internship with DFN Project SEARCH, Entry 3 or level 1 vocational courses, supported volunteering or other community activities.

Learning is focused on the importance of developing skills for employment and is a mixture of classroom based and practical activities within the community.

Students will take part in a range of enterprise and fundraising activities, including the skills café project and seasonal fairs.

Students will develop active citizenship and work skills through participation in social action projects with local community groups and our employer partners such as the Canal and River Trust and Bradford City Community Foundation.

Students will develop experience of work through employer visits and internal work placements within the college environment to get students ready for their next steps into supported internships.

Transition and progression are developed through a comprehensive transition tasters programme with Purple Patch Arts. Students may also experience vocational tasters within our wide ranging Entry 3 vocational programmes including hair and beauty, catering, childcare, construction, motor vehicle, horticulture, ICT and more (see our Entry level 3 vocational courses for more info).

There are many fun opportunities for enrichment activities including a residential, theatre and bowling trips and outdoor adventure.

  • English
  • Maths
  • Employability skills
  • Cooking and budgeting skills
  • Wellbeing and health
  • Personal and social development
  • Celebrating diversity
  • Confidence in your community
  • Active citizenship through social action projects
  • Enterprise and employability skills
  • Vocational tasters
  • Enrichment
  • Transition tasters with Purple Patch Arts
  • Work experience

There are no formal entry requirements, however an interview is essential to see if the course is right for you and to see if you have any additional support needs.
Your school or careers advisor may be able to arrange a transition visit to meet the team and have a taster of your learning experience.

If you have an EHCP then please be aware that the college needs to have agreed, via the consultation period with your local authority, that we can meet the needs outlined in your EHCP before you can start on a course with us.

Students will work towards an Entry level 2 or 3 City & Guilds Employability Qualification. Students will build up a portfolio of evidence through written work, practical tasks and observations. Students will also work towards meeting personal targets which will be reviewed each term.

There will be opportunities for experience of work in our café and enterprise projects and out in the community with our local partners.

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

Progression opportunities include supported internships with Project Search.

Please note that a uniform may be required for this course, click here to purchase.


If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

This course is delivered in partnership with
Bradford City Community Foundation
Canal & River Trust
National Citizen Service
Purple Patch Arts