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Entry Links Pathways (Progress to level 1) at New College Nottingham

Course description

This course will put you on the right path to improve your confidence and enhance your education and qualifications to progress onto a Level 1 programme of study or employment. 

If you are unsure of your ideal career, then this course will take you through many of the key skills that you will need for employment such as; maths, English, ICT, research skills and much more to ensure that you are work ready or ready to go onto a Level 1 programme.

Course content

You'll learn functional skills in maths, English and ICT, enterprise skills as well as completing a vocational qualification from a choice of the following introductory sessions; building and natural environment, care, career progression, creative arts, general studies, hair and beauty, health and fitness, hospitality, ICT, media, performing arts, retail and business, setting up a business and tourism. 

You'll be learning in a friendly, supportive and fun learning environment and will receive support with career planning and introduction to small businesses plus a big push to improve your academic skills ready for progression and employment.

Entry requirements

You'll need to have an Entry 3 Level of education and the motivation to achieve. You do not have to have any formal qualifications, but you will be asked to complete a short assessment and an interview to ensure you are on the correct course for progression to Level 1 or Level 2 programmes of learning. 

Future opportunities

You will be supported to progress onto a Level 1 or Level 2 course or employment.

If you would like to find out more about how this could unfold for you, our advisors are on hand to help – just click the Contact an Advisor option to the right.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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