Skills for work
Skills for work is a practical training programme for students working towards Entry level qualifications.
In the first year of the programme students develop work skills through a range of enterprise projects based at the college.
The enterprise projects are developed around the students’ interests and can include:
- Cycle maintenance
- Creative art and design
- Café work
In the second year of the programme students begin to specialise in their own work choices. They have opportunities for community based work experience.
Students complete extended work experience placements during the third year of the programme and prepare for employment when they leave.
Students following the Skills for Work programme also study accredited Entry level courses including:
- Functional Skills Maths, English and ICT
- Preparing for Work
Independent travel skills are developed through all activities that take place outside the college including accessing health and leisure facilities in the local area.
Sample timetable Year 1