Course Overview

Interested in exciting courses, designed for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to develop personal and work-related skills?

Our Skills for Employment study programme 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 students 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.

These qualifications are suitable for students looking to develop a wide range of personal, interpersonal and work-related skills. This Programme provides an individualised, person-centred learning opportunity to young adults wanting to enhance independence and personal skills in preperation for adulthood. The programme can enable progression into further learning, independent living or supported employment/volunteering through a diverse range of practical skills and learning opportunities. 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.

Students will also study maths and English qualifications alongside personal, social development and employability skills.

Tutors also have a dedicated time on the timetable to ensure that students cover essential topics such as learning all about being a British Citizen, United values, voting, radicalisattion (PREVENT), keeping safe and safeguarding. They also study preparation for living independently/supported and for their next steps such as cooking, cleaning and making informed choices. The development of soft skills is actively encouraged and developed through a variety of enrichment activities and personal and social development.

Course Structure

Your Programme of Study will also include: health, safety, well-being and employability, mathematics, English, physical activity, enrichment and tutorials.

Entry Requirements

You should be working at a minimum of Entry Level 1.

This course is suitable for those with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

How Will I Learn?

You will carry out simple, familiar tasks and activities with guidance and support from your tutors.


At Entry Level 2 it is possible to ‘blend’ your learning across Entry Level 1 and Entry Level 3 if you have a profile where the levels of your academic, emotional and social skills vary.

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].