Course Overview

This qualification is primarily a stepping stone course for students applying internally who do not meet the entry requirements for a Level 2 course.

Completion of the course will  provide you with:

  • NCFE Level 1/2 Certificate in Employability Skills
  • NCFE Level 1 Award in CV Writing
  • NCFE Level 1 certificate in Job Search and Employment Potential.

You will develop and enhance the skills required for the working environment.

You will be required to attend College three to four days per week.

Course Structure

Units of study will:

  • Develop your confidence for employment and motivation
  • Improve your communication skills and personal effectiveness
  • Provide a basis for further study.

The course will include a two-week (30 hours) placement in a relevant Early Years or Health and Social Care setting in March or April.


Entry Requirements

A minimum of Entry Level 3 English and mathematics.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at Grade A*-C in these subjects when you commence your course.

Skills You Will Develop

On completion of the course you will be in a position to progress to a Level 2 course such as:

  • Introduction to Early Years and Education
  • Certificate in Early Years and Primary Settings
  • Health and Social Care
  • An apprenticeship.

Whilst completing these qualifications, you will develop the knowledge, understanding and essential skills that employers look for in their employees. These range from familiar key skills such as:

  • team working
  • independent learning 
  • problem solving

to more complex skills such as:

  • an appreciation for appropriate behaviour and dress
  • appropriate interpersonal skills
  • communicating with professional colleagues, peers and/or hierarchical seniors
  • supporting other aspiring employees
  • personal manners and deportment
  • understanding work practices and how different roles and departments function within an organisation.


Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088214.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

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.
Tel: 01274 088214
Email: [email protected].