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Preparation for Working Life Level 2 Cetificate at Saint Benedict, A Catholic Voluntary Academy

Course description

This specification has been designed to help students:

  • build the skills, knowledge and understanding which prepare them for working life as confident individuals and members of society
  • gain knowledge of finance, enterprises, working practices and how businesses are organised and run
  • gain employability skills, such as the ability to problem solve, to communicate effectively and to work well in a team

Course content

There are nine main components within the subject content based on Personal awareness, Healthy Lifestyles for work-life balance, Relationships and the Differences Between People, The Changing World of Work, Applying for Jobs and Courses, Economic and Financial Aspects of Life, Employment Opportunities, Enterprise Activities and Hazard Identification at Home, on the Roads and at Work.

The courses should encourage students to play an active role as future citizens and members of society as well as having greater awareness of lifestyle issues and how to keep themselves and others safe. The students should also be able to demonstrate an understanding of organisation structure and role of the employee within this structure along with a range of employment opportunities and qualifications needed for employment. They should be able to apply knowledge, skills and understanding developed at school in the workplace.

Entry requirements

All Level 2 students must have 4 grade D passes or equivalent and basic numeracy and literacy skills. 

An interest in the subject to be studied and the willingness to undertake independent study is essential.

Future opportunities

This qualification aims to give students the skills, knowledge and understanding which will prepare them for working life, helping them to gain entry into work, training and further education and develop their future careers as confident individuals who are able to contribute positively to society.  It also provides a suitable foundation for further study in related subjects such as Citizenship and areas of Sociology and Business Studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Saint Benedict, A Catholic Voluntary Academy directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2015
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