Life Skills for Adults: Entry Level Certificate
Work Skills is an innovative course and is an option for learners who are unable to move onto Level 1 courses and who want to go to work. Learners will be placed in the work place with minimal time being spent in college. Assessment will be in the workplace as well as during taught lessons.
|Study Type:||Full Time|
|Academic Level:||Entry Level|
|Awarded by:||EDEXCEL & Ascentis|
|Course Length||One year|
|UCAS Course Code||0|
Life Skills for Adults: Entry Level CertificateCourse Details
A Foundation Learning programme will involve diagnostic assessment, mentoring, and information, advice and guidance for the learner from the point of first contact with the college.
These courses at entry level are especially relevant to adults with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. There is a high level of pastoral care and support and learners and parents/carers are encouraged to build strong working relationships with the team in the department. Learners are expected to aim high, work hard and enjoy the course.
They will discuss what they want to be doing in the future and set targets at initial interview before they start the course. There will be opportunities for them to experience different areas of vocational skills as well as improve their levels of maths, English and ICT.
They will be involved in external community work, internal charity/fundraising events and may take part in competitions locally and in the South East.
Learners will be challenged and supported to achieve at diploma level and encouraged to take part in work experience and enrichment activities when possible.
- Functional Skills - English
- Functional Skills - Maths
- Functional Skills - ICT
- Yourself and others
- Keeping healthy and safe
- Community and leisure
- Carrying out a practical activity
- Developing independent living skills
- Travelling within the community
- Environmental awareness
- Participating in enterprise activities
- Shopping for daily living
Life Skills for Adults: Entry Level CertificateEntry Requirements
A willingness and enthusiasm to succeed and progress.
Life Skills for Adults: Entry Level CertificateCareer Progression
Learners may progress on to higher level courses, transition into work courses, independent living or voluntary or paid work dependent on aptitude and ability.
Life Skills for Adults: Entry Level CertificateOther Information
Success at Entry level 2 can enable learners to progress to entry level 3 programmes. Other learners may move into employment through the transition programme where support is available in partnership with Surrey Employability for learners to succeed in the workplace or to independent living.
These programmes are for adults who need a structured approach to their studies and who would benefit from a personalised learning plan which is destination led. They need to show a willingness to learn and a focus on achieving their goals in order to move on to higher level courses, to employment or independent living.
At college they will develop the skills needed to progress whilst being challenged to achieve beyond their expectations. They will have strong pastoral support and will benefit from embedded functional skills of English, Maths and ICT in the curriculum. Personalised learning plans will be put in place for all learners and one of the first questions asked is what do they want to do and how will they achieve it.
Enrichment activities are available to widen the learners’ experience of college and to improve their social skills and make new friends. There are options available for activities before college and during breaks to ensure learners have full access to college facilities as well as a safe haven if they are anxious about being in a larger environment.
The college will work closely with external agencies to arrange support for learners and to progress them wherever possible to employment.
Last updated - 05/11/10