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Skills Development (Vocational Access) Entry Level at City College Plymouth

Course description

If you have a learning disability and want to get a job, finding the right path can be a daunting prospect. This study programme is for you. We will help you to find out your strengths, discover the areas of work that are best suited to you and help you to gain confidence in all aspects of working life, from application to workplace. We will help you to develop your own personal learning plan to enable you to achieve your personal goals. 

Course content

The course aims to:

  • develop your skills for work and vocational progression.

The course includes:

  • functional skills
  • vocational options, work skills and work placement
  • personal development and presentation skills
  • vocational certificates eg Certificate in Food Safety
  • the opportunity to follow individual learning interests eg Ten Tors/Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but desirable skills include:

  • the ability to read and recognise key words, phrases and basic numerical skills
  • the ability to understand and put into action verbal instructions
  • the ability to communicate with others appropriately
  • a desire to improve your work skills
  • a willingness to participate in all parts of the course.

You will be required to attend an informal interview.


You will have regular one-to-one tutorials throughout the course, during which your progress will be checked and your individual learning plan reviewed. You will have the opportunity to achieve recognised qualifications through ongoing assessments. 

Future opportunities

Having successfully completed this course you can progress to other College courses, take up a training place or find employment. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 February 2016

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