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Practical Work Skills Entry Level 3/Level 1 at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

As well as studying a range of skills related to customer service, rights and responsibilities in the work place and team building activities, this course will also enable you to build your self-confidence while improving your personal and social development.

You will study at Derby Road and Maun View Care Home and/or the 'Old Library'.

Course content

Entry Level 3:

  • Work safely
  • Effective communication in the workplace
  • Basic food preparation
  • Customer service
  • Serving food and drink
  • Personal presentation skills
  • Undertake a work placement

Level 1:

  • Work based experience
  • Teamwork
  • Cooking skills
  • Right and responsibilities in the workplace
  • Planning for progression

Entry requirements

  • No formal entry requirements but you will be expected to complete an initial assessment.

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.


You'll be assessed through your portfolio work and practical assessments.

Future opportunities

Upon completion you could choose to undertake work experience in a voluntary capacity, apply for a work placement or utilise your new skills by gaining employment/supported employment.


What can I go on to study?

From Entry Level 3:

  • Level 1 course
  • Supported employment

From Level 1:

  • Other Level 1 courses available at the college
  • Supported employment
  • Supported internship

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

Key information


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    • Our main campus at Derby Road has seen big changes as part of a £40 million redevelopment across the college. Home to our largest cohort of students, the campus is made up of dedicated study zones for curriculum areas; equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology which ensures our students become work-ready.

      The campus is also home to our commercial venues, Butterflies Day Nursery, a 150-seat theatre, fine dining restaurant and hair and beauty salon and spa; giving students the opportunity to gain the practical skills needed for employment.

      Vision University Centre, which offers university-level education to the people of Mansfield and Ashfield is also based here.