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Skills for Independence and Work Certificate Entry 2 at East Sussex College

Course description

The Certificate in Skills for Work & independence is a course designed to help learners prepare for employment and independent living. The units are based on acquisition of tangible life skills such as 'Healthy Living', 'Managing Own Money' and 'Basic Cooking'. The delivery of the units is underpinned with embedded literacy and numeracy teaching to consolidate learning and ensure learners reach their full potential in all curriculum areas. Vocational experience and preparation for employment is provided through a variety of specialist vocational subject areas, taught by industry specialists in purpose-built teaching areas and workshops. Learners can try their hand at Horticulture, Art & Design, Floristry, Vehicle Maintenance, Catering or Hair & Beauty. Learners finish the course with an increased sense of self confidence and a greater awareness of some key employment sectors.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

There are no subject specific entry criteria for this course.


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Future opportunities

You can remain on the Personal programme for up to three years. Some learners progress to Entry 2 provision, which has an increased vocational and employment focus. During your exit year you will work towards building links and operating independently with in your local community.

Further information

This course provides opportunities for work experience and development of personal & social skills through enrichment activities.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 January 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Years
  • Course code: 4540/010
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