Work Skills

  • Level 1 Extended Certificate

  • 1 year full-time

Our courses will help develop your personal and social skills and gain confidence to become more independent. Future job roles include working as a volunteer or in supported or unsupported employment such as kitchen / cafe assistant, pet shop / garden assistant or porter.

You will be taught in small groups by a dedicated team of highly experienced staff. Our Specialist Support department offers help and support to you if you have an additional need or a disability such as sight loss, dyslexia or hearing loss.

This course is suitable if you are a school leaver or young person with learning difficulties, who needs to develop your skills and confidence in a supported setting. Successful completion of the course should enable you to demonstrate that you have the personal skills, qualities and attitudes needed by employers or tutors, enabling you to progress to the next level.

You will undertake 2 vocational days which incorporate use of the community and facilitates the development of employability and team skills. You will also complete one week of work placement in a suitable setting.

Modules may include:

  • Preparing for work placement
  • Money skills
  • Planning an Enterprise activity
  • Investigating rights and responsibilities at work
  • Job search skills
  • Communication skills
  • Numeracy
  • ICT

You will also develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

The awarding body for this qualification is Pearson BTEC.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, external examinations, case studies and continual class assessment.

This programme is offered to school leavers and young adults with mild to moderate learning difficulties. Places on the course are allocated subject to receiving suitable references from a previous educational establishment and attending an interview.

As demand for places is high, we arrange a ‘transition session’ to ensure we have the right course for the right individual.

Progress to further learning within vocational areas, and to voluntary work or employment.

Enrolment fee: £40

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

This course is suitable if you are a school leaver or young person with learning difficulties, who needs to develop your skills and confidence in a supported setting. Successful completion of the course should enable you to demonstrate that you have the personal skills, qualities and attitudes needed by employers or tutors, enabling you to progress to the next level.

You will undertake 2 vocational days which incorporate use of the community and facilitates the development of employability and team skills. You will also complete one week of work placement in a suitable setting.

Modules may include:

  • Preparing for work placement
  • Money skills
  • Planning an Enterprise activity
  • Investigating rights and responsibilities at work
  • Job search skills
  • Communication skills
  • Numeracy
  • ICT

You will also develop a number of skills including numeracy, literacy and digital skills throughout the course.

The awarding body for this qualification is Pearson BTEC.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include assignments, external examinations, case studies and continual class assessment.

This programme is offered to school leavers and young adults with mild to moderate learning difficulties. Places on the course are allocated subject to receiving suitable references from a previous educational establishment and attending an interview.

As demand for places is high, we arrange a ‘transition session’ to ensure we have the right course for the right individual.

Progress to further learning within vocational areas, and to voluntary work or employment.

Enrolment fee: £40

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

Cowbridge Road, Bridgend

This is one of our busier campuses and is located within walking distance of Bridgend town centre. It offers a wide range of courses from Childhood Studies and Fashion to Hair and Beauty, Hospitality and Travel and Independent Living Skills.

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