Independent Work Skills level 1 at Sheffield College
This course will help you to develop skills you will need in the workplace You will be in College two days per week and have up to two days work placement. This will be organised by the Course Tutor.
You will learn about how to search for a job, apply for a job and prepare for an interview. You might also look at volunteer opportunities.
You could look at key skills you might need at work such as
• Leadership skills
• Working with others
• Communicating to others
• Having a positive attitude
• Learning from other people at work
• Building work relationships with colleagues and customers
• Taking notes at meetings
• Meeting targets
• Solving work related problems
When you are out on work placement you will have the opportunity to practise some of these skills and think about what you would like to do as a career and what you need to do to achieve that goal.
You might have the experience of running an enterprise activity, for example selling something you have made, giving you practice managing the money you earn and how you need to use some of it to cover your costs.
Will this course suit me? This course suits people who enjoy learning in an informal, relaxed, practical and fun way and who want to improve their qualifications to go onto further study or work.
You will need Functional Skills English at Entry Level 3 and will be required to attend an interview/assessment at College to help decide if this is the right course for you
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Where can it lead?
We encourage all students to progress to a full Level 2 course or employment.
How to apply
School pupils in Sheffield should apply on-line with the help of their school. Other applicants can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 260 2600, or downloading one from our website www.sheffcol.ac.uk
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
- Thursday 12th October 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.