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Employability Skills Pathways Entry Level 3 at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

The Pathways Team at The City of Liverpool College offers programmes for people with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities in a supportive environment which caters for needs both personal and academic, where experienced and committed staff adopt a person centred approach. We work closely with schools, external agencies, transition teams and social workers to ensure a smooth and effective move to Further Education takes place.

Our Aim:

• To encourage independent learning in a safe and protective environment of study

• To develop strategies and overcome barriers, personal and academic

• To support students throughout their path to employment or training and development.

Course content

N.O.C.N Entry 3 Employability Skills with Literacy - Reading for work and pleasure and developing writing, listening and speaking skills.

Numeracy - managing money time personal budgeting. On this Pathways Entry 2 Programme, we deliver functional skills if it is appropriate for the student. All our students have the opportunity for both vocational work placements and mainstream workshops. We offer a range of classroom based and practical activities to underpin employability including enterprise, volunteering, educational visits and enrichment. This is a full- time programme over two and half days (please note, we also offer: N.O.C.N Entry 3 Employability Skills).

We are based across the The City of Liverpool College but our main site is Duke Street. However, please note students can work at our additional sites, such as: The Learning Exchange (LEX), The Art Centre, Vauxhall road and Clarence Street.

What do we offer?

• Students can apply for one-to-one support when/where required.

• We also have a dedicated Care Team, who can support with personal care.

Entry requirements

Students should be working at Pivat level 7 to enter Entry 3 qualification. (A desire to carry out a work placement would be beneficial) Please note, this is available only for applicants ages 16-25.

Future opportunities

This course could lead into employment or a Level 1 Programme at the College.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

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    • The College's Duke Street centre is located amongst the City's bustling RopeWalks conservation area famous for it's port related heritage and vibrant culinary scene. The centre is located just a few minutes walk from the City's world class shopping centre, Liverpool One.

      This campus is the central location for apprenticeships and both further and higher education courses in catering, hospitality, travel, tourism and leisure as well as hair, beauty and holistic therapies.

      All students have access to well-resourced facilities including modern industry standard teaching workrooms, kitchens and laboratories and salons kitted out with modern, industry-specialist equipment.

      The Academy Restaurant, Academy Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapy Salons, The Graduate Hair Salon and The Academy Café are located here in purpose built, industry standard facilities. As commercial ventures, they provide authentic working environments for students in training, as well as first-rate food produce and services and hair and beauty treatments to the public at highly competitive prices.