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Opportunities Level 1 and Entry Level at Lowestoft College

Course description

This course is designed to provide students aged 16 to 18 years with a more gradual, supported route towards vocational accreditation and /or employment. The course provides full-time provision with a motivating programme. We aim to help individuals prepare for the world of work, exploring realistic opportunities for progression onto further learning programmes.

Course content

Opportunities is an ideal transition into further education for young people who sometimes need a little more time to increase their confidence and build upon skills, qualifications and personal qualities gained in their previous place of learning. Nationally recognised qualifications enable learners to complete a selection vocational related subjects. 
The course structure includes maths and English (embedded into all subjects as well as standalone qualifications), 1-1 tutorial time, personal budgeting, developing skills for independent life, skills for gaining employment, health and safety at work, teamwork, personal study skills, managing your health at work, solving work related problems and understanding diversity in society.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements just an enthusiastic and mature approach to education and learning. Excellent attendance and timekeeping throughout the programme is expected.


Work that meets the criteria is tracked and maintained individually in the form of a portfolio. The programme is monitored by internal verifiers and external verification by Gateway and City and Guilds.

Future opportunities

Within your programme of study you will develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for performance in further study or your working life. The development of social skills is a key focus of the programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lowestoft College directly.

Last updated date: 06 April 2016
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