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Essential Skills - Level 1 at Crawley College

Course description

The Award in Personal & Social Development provides a flexible framework for developing and recognising a broad range of personal and social skills for working, learning and living. Employers aren’t just looking for employees with qualifications. We can help you develop the other skills you’ll need for success; from customer service and working independently to using new technology and handling money. 

Entry Level/Level 1 Functional Skills English qualification, will encourage learners to demonstrate their speaking and listening and reading and writing skills and is concerned with developing an individual’s ability to transfer these skills to different situations.

The Entry Level /Level 1 Functional Skills Mathematics qualification encourages the development of mathematic skills that are integral to working and everyday life.  The qualification is also concerned with developing an individual’s ability to transfer these skills to different situations.

The Entry Level Award in Functional Skills ICT will encourage learners to demonstrate their use of ICT system skills, finding and selecting information skills and developing presenting and communicating information skills in ways appropriate to their situation.

The NCFE Certificates in Employability Skills and Learning to Learn are designed to help develop and give recognition to skills that will assist and prepare learners for seeking, acquiring and maintaining employment.

In addition, learners will undertake an EDEXCEL Entry 3/Level 1 BTEC vocational award with a choice of a variety of units which will enable them to decide which future vocational pathway they may wish to pursue.

Course content

Units will include:

  • Construction
  • Beauty
  • Public Services
  • Health & Social Care
  • Hospitality
  • Business
  • Childcare
  • Creative Media Production
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Performing Arts
  • Engineering
  • IT

Entry requirements

If you know you eventually want a great job or to start a vocational course, but you need a qualification to help you achieve your goals, the Essential Skills programme could be the perfect way to jump start a bright future.

Applicants are generally aged between 16 and 19 years of age and have just left school with little or no qualifications, have just moved into the area or have been out of education for a period and would like the opportunity to continue in further education.  Applicants may also have a mild learning difficulty or physical disability.  The programme will also be available to some 14-16 year old learners for whom College is appropriate.

All applicants have an initial assessment and interview to ensure they follow the most appropriate individualised foundation learning pathway.

Future opportunities

During the programme the learners will have the opportunity to gain new skills and be able to demonstrate these skills in everyday situations. On completion of the programme learners may have to opportunity to progress on full time Level 1 or Level 2 vocational course.

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.

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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