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Bradford College

Entry Level 3 Skills for Employment

Subject Area
PLW / Foundation Learning
Qualification Gained
City & Guilds Entry Level 3 in Skills for Employment
Study Level
Entry Level, Entry Level 3
1 year Full-time
Start Date
Study Mode


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.

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

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

  Key Info

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 and Next Steps
  • Personal and Social Development
  • Confidence in College and the Community

The course is based on a Programme of Study which consists of:

  • Employability
  • Independence and Personal Development Skills
  • Maths and English
  • A Tutorial Programme
  • Work Experience

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.

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.

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.

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.

Students will have the opportunity to take part in vocational tasters in an area of their choice as well as work experience. Our students work in partnership with the National Citizens Service (NCS) programme which helps to develop key employment skills and behaviours needed for progression to 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.

Progression opportunities include supported internships with Project Search.

Fees: If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

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 ay any time.