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Employability & Personal Development (Entry Level) at York Learning - City of York Council

Course description

This is a general introductory vocational qualification with a strong emphasis on preparing the student for a more vocational pathway post 16, be it within the workplace or in a college setting. There is also an element of life skills and personal development.

What wider skills are obtained?

  • Working with others
  • Improving own learning
  • Following instructions
  • Timekeeping
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Increased levels of confidence and self esteem
  • Life and independent living skills

The Employability and Personal Development Skills qualification is available at Entry Level 2, Entry Level 3 and Level 1.

The qualification is delivered within the workplace and portfolio building at school or York Learning.

Course content

5 units must be completed for the Employability and Personal Development Skills qualification. Units consist of 2 mandatory; Planning for Progression and Effective Skills for Learning and Work, 3 optional units must be completed and can be chosen to suit individual needs and vocational interests.


Observations within the workplace and by completion of all units.

Financial information

Students or more usually their schools,will have to meet occasional minor expenses for visits, transport, equipment or protective clothing (uniforms).

Future opportunities

You could go on to:

  • Vocational qualifications at Level 1 or 2
  • Work based learning
  • Routes2Success
  • Full time further education or work

Further information

Students will participate in a work placement for one day a week and attend portfolio building half a day a week at York Learnin or school. Students on work placement will be expected to work for normal hours of the business. Placements are for term time only. Students who are entitled to free school meals would be financially supported with this.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact York Learning - City of York Council directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

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