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Employability and Personal Social Development Entry 3 Certficate at Amersham and Wycombe College

Course description

This course is aimed at anyone wanting to improve their employment prospects, progress in education or live a more independent working life.
Learners may have achieved some Entry Level 2 qualifications in school which they now want to extend to include skills for employment particularly in Retail and Customer Service.

Course content

This course is about preparing for employment, building skills, knowledge and confidence through team work. You will take part in work experience running a retail enterprise.
Topics include:
Planning for progression
Effective skills, qualities and attitudes for learning and work
Introduction to Retail Skills
Introduction to looking after customers in retail or hospitality environment
Introduction to handling stock
Introduction to keeping work clean, tidy and safe in a retail environment
Basic cooking /Serving Food and Drink
Working as part of a group
Taking part in an Enterprise project
Career planning and making applications
Rights and responsibilities in the workplace
Searching and applying for jobs
Improving interview skills
Managing time and money for leisure activities
You will also have regular study in English & Maths in order to gain qualifications in all three functional skills.

Entry requirements

You may have qualifications at Entry Level 2 in English & Maths or otherwise demonstrate that you can study at this level. You are expected to show commitment to learn and progress to work. All learners are invited to take part in an interview when we can discuss your learning aim and any learning support needs.



Continuous assessment by building a portfolio of evidence. Maths & English are taught continuously and assessed through timed tests.

Financial information

Apron: £7.00. Visits to the local area to look at retail or hospitality venues may be planned when you may buy a lunch of your choosing. Leisure costs will be planned and agreed by you.


Future opportunities

After this course you could progress to a Level 1 course in Retail, Hospitality and Customer Service. You will gain work experience in a Retail outlet within College and may join our referral programme to Open or Supported Employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Amersham and Wycombe College directly.

Last updated date: 18 January 2016
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