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Bradford College

Next Step Learning (NSL)

Subject Area
PLW / Foundation Learning
Study Level
Entry Level, Entry Level 3, Level 1
18 weeks
Start Date


This is an accredited course, meaning that when you complete the course you will also receive a qualification.

This course has been designed for people aged 16+ who are not in education, training or work. This course is accessible to students with some learning difficulties and/or disabilities/barriers to learning, to develop personal and work-related skills.

Our Next Step Learning (NSL) course gives you the opportunity to learn a variety of new skills, build your confidence, help to build confidence with your English and Maths and ultimately become more independent. You will be able to participate in taster sessions for your chosen career, as well as develop personal and social skills. This will then enable you to progress into further learning and/or work.

Our tutors are ready to support you and give you a fresh start in your learning journey all lessons are focused on developing your opportunities to progressing on to other further education courses within the college, prepare you for interview and ultimately get a job.

The course will be 3 days per week = 14 hours per week and is a rolling course 28 weeks with a choice of progression.

  Key Info

This course will help you to achieve skills in:

  • Communication skills: personal presentation, interview skills
  • Confidence in Reading and Writing
  • Confidence in maths: understanding time, money and maths for everyday life
  • Confidence building, dealing with problems in daily life
  • Digital employability skills
  • Skills for the workplace, work to develop skills to help you work in a job or voluntary/community work


Units delivered (Gateway Qualifications: Entry Level Award in Employability Skills)

  1. Career Planning
  2. Working in a Team
  3. Planning for Personal Development
  4. Time Management
  5. Communication Skills for Work
  6. Searching for a Job
  7. Applying for a Job
  8. Interview Skills

This course is for anyone 16+ (EHCP students need to have had their 19th birthday).

For further information contact Saghir Iqbal [email protected]

The skills that you develop from this course will then enable you to progress into further learning and or work.

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.

When you sign forms and accept a place at the College, you agree to abide by College rules and any changes made to them, and accept that we have the right to reject applicants. You also accept that there are certain circumstances that could prevent us from providing some services or programmes. These are: changes in Government funding policy, low class numbers; severe weather conditions; severe damage to buildings; circumstances which may affect the health and safety of staff and/or students, or any other relevant circumstances outside the reasonable control of the College. In these cases, we reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service.


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