Skills For Life
The Key Skills Team is one of Nescot’s biggest successes. We work across all departments to help students get the maximum benefit from their courses as well as providing English for speakers of other languages, Adult Literacy and Numeracy programmes and access to FE courses. One of the things we are most proud of is the level of achievement we get from our students. We believe this is a result of our high quality teaching which has been graded at level 2 by Ofsted.
The staff in the Skills For Life Department are all highly qualified in our fields. We are not only specialists in literacy and numeracy but also in Information Technology and Computing. This means that we have the expertise to develop creative ways of teaching. We are a young, innovative team and we believe that every student is an individual with different ways of learning. We work hard to build a close relationship with your family and we assess you personally and teach you what you need to know in ways that work best for you.
We are based on the top floor of the LRC, giving us access to fantastic computer suites and IT facilities. We have off college sites where we bring our teaching to hard-to-reach members of the community and also run a virtual college site, which means you get access to learning materials from anywhere with an internet enabled computer.
Links With Other Departments and Organisations
As well as working across the college, with all departments, the Key Skills team believes in putting the skills we teach into context. We do this through skill building activities like quizzes, and presentations, trips to museums and attractions like the Houses of Parliament, and by taking you through the processes of getting employed and applying for work experience with prestigious companies.
Our courses not only build the skills you will need for the rest of your life but all of them lead to external accreditations that make you immediately more employable and give you more options in education.
Our teaching is designed to show you how to present yourself and your work as well as possible and be confident in your professional conduct. We are experts at identifying the best routes to success for our students and we tailor your learning to your individual abilities. Because we do our testing online, you can take exams when you are ready and will rapidly see the benefits of our courses in your education and your day-to-day life.
Personalised programmes ensure rapid progress
Highly qualified staff
Range of ESOL options