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Skills to Succeed at Colchester Institute

Course description

The Foundation Learning Skills to Succeed course is a free learning programme aimed at 16-18 year olds who are not in training or employment and wish to gain qualifications in maths and English from entry level to level 2.

The Skills to Succeed study programme provides a progression route to employment, vocational study and/or apprenticeships for learners studying at level 1. Programmes aim to equip learners with the skills and confidence required for successful progression by providing a highly supportive learning environment and diverse, exciting curriculum. learners are provided with a high level of support and guidance, and encouraged to set themselves challenging, achievable goals in order to reach their aspirations. Programmes incorporate a combination of vocational learning, personal and social skills, development and Functional Skills (English and Maths).

Enrichment activities are also included in the programme to develop confidence and social skills.

This is a full-time course which runs from September to June (35 weeks) or January to July (25 weeks) and is delivered at Braintree, Clacton, Colchester and Dovercourt.

Course content

  • Initial Assessment
  • Individually Tailored Timetable
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • City & Guilds Certificate in Employability and Personal Development.
  • Career Planning, Job Search, Confidence Building, Health Awareness and Involvement with many outside Agencies such as The Youth Service and Prince’s Trust

Entry requirements

Students must demonstrate a commitment to working towards agreed outcomes and successfully complete a taster module

Future opportunities

Progression routes for some of our students have been
•Full-time courses/Apprenticeships in Business and Administration, Public Services, Carpentry, Construction, Health and Social Care, Childcare, Motor Vehicle, Music, Health and Beauty, Painting and Decorating, Customer Care, Art and Design, Travel and Tourism, Sport and Recreation
• Employment in the construction industry, retail and care homes
• Prince’s Trust
• Skills for Enterprise Level 2

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 02 March 2016

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