Supported Education: Skills for Independence and Work - Scheme 1 (Foundation) at City of Oxford College
This Skills for Independence and Work programme may be suitable for you if you have needed support with your learning through school and wish to continue developing skills that will help you in your everyday life.
It will help you to build your confidence and begin to prepare you for employment.
Job coaching and work experience
Certificate in Employability and Personal Development Entry Level 3
You study in a supportive environment where you learn to work more independently. You receive a personalised timetable that enables you to work towards goals and gain nationally-recognised qualifications at an appropriate level for you. Skills and areas covered include:
- Self Confidence
- Working with Others
- Taking Responsibility
- Time Management
- Career Planning
- Customer Care
- Effective Communication
- Personal Presentation
- Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT
- Health and Safety
- Development of Confidence and Self Esteem
- Skills for Independence
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. We are looking for young people with enthusiasm to learn and a desire to make personal progress.
Your offer will be subject to a successful interview and initial assessment of English and maths so that we can begin to assess your levels in this area and where appropriate a successful transition period from year 11.
Your tutor will work with you to set individual learning targets each term and you will get feedback on your progress. You will be assessed through creating a folder of evidence for each subject.
You are assessed at a level that suits you. The functional skills in English, maths and ICT are assessed by an externally-set test.
You will be in small class sizes of no more than 10 students there will be a learning support assistant in each of your classes to help you progress. We recognise that you might need some help to make the move from school to college so you will have a personal tutor who will support you along the way. Where possible learning will be through doing and taking part in practical activities in and out of the college environment you will learn new skills and improve on those that you already have. You will attend college four days a week.
On successful completion of the course you may move onto other courses at the College, into supported employment, or into voluntary work or employment.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Oxford College directly.