Important Entry Requirement & Application Update

Once you've applied, you will be invited to attend a virtual information event at the beginning of 2021. At this event, you will have the opportunity to find out more about your course, meet the staff and ask any questions that you may have.

If your course requires an interview you will receive an email with details about your video call. There will be no need for you to come on site. Don't worry if you don't receive an email about an interview, not every course needs one.

Is this course right for me?

These courses will give learners the confidence to be more independent and gain skills to access the world of work or access further vocational courses within the college. These courses are aimed at school leavers who wish to further develop their numeracy and literacy skills. Learners will need to be working to at least E2 (established) and above in Literacy and Numeracy, attend a successful interview or taster course to make sure the course is right for them, and be able to access college independently.

Entry requirements:

An offer of a place on this course is subject to a successful outcome from a series of transition meetings and a referral from Social Services, School Additional Needs Coordinator, Special schools, Independent specialist schools and colleges and Careers Wales. 

Working at Entry 3 – Level 1

Delivery:

The programme is delivered through a mix of practical and classroom-based activities that promote learners’ independence, choice and decision making, confidence and social skills. Learners will be taught in small groups.

Assessment:

After setting and agreeing individual targets, learners may be assessed through a variety of methods which meet their individual learning needs. Learners will complete an appropriate formal qualification.

Progression:

Employment and further study opportunities.

Additional campus/course information:

  • Dolgellau

    The aim of the course is to:

    • improve learners’ self-confidence and motivational skills.
    • provide vocational tasters in e.g. Health and Social Care; Engineering; Hairdressing and Beauty; Health and Fitness, for learners to make an informed choice when planning for future career goals.
    • provide work experience that is related to personal skills and interests. -
    • enable learners to practice their numeracy, literacy and digital literacy skills in preparation for a higher level of learning.
    • support learners to enable them to access Level 2 courses; Sgiliau i Waith/Skills for Work traineeship; training or an apprenticeship programme during the following academic year Learners are given the opportunity to re-sit Welsh, English and Maths GCSE if previously awarded a 'D' grade.
  • Glynllifon

    The course aims to:

    • Develops the learners personal, social and emotional needs
    • Provides a variety of vocational tasters e.g. Animal care, Land-based, Engineering etc.
    • The staff team work closely with mainstream vocational staff to prepare learners for progression to other departments (if appropriate).
    • Provide work experience that is related to personal skills and interests.
    • Helps learners to decide on career plan
    • Enable learners to practice their numeracy, literacy and digital literacy skills in preparation for a higher level of learning.
    • Support learners to enable them to access Level 1/ 2 courses; Project Search/ Traineeship; training or an apprenticeship programme during the following academic year Learners are given the opportunity to re-sit Welsh, English and Maths GCSE if previously awarded a 'D' grade.
  • Llangefni

    The course aims to:

    • Develops the learners personal, social and emotional needs
    • Provides a variety of vocational tasters e.g. Hair and Beauty, Hospitality, Engineering, Art, Media, Health and Fitness etc.
    • The staff team work closely with mainstream vocational staff to prepare learners for progression to other departments (if appropriate).
    • Provide work experience that is related to personal skills and interests. Helps learners to decide on career plan.
    • Enable learners to practice their numeracy, literacy and digital literacy skills in preparation for a higher level of learning.
    • Support learners to enable them to access Level 1/ 2 courses; Project Search/ Traineeship; training or an apprenticeship programme during the following academic year.
    • Learners are given the opportunity to re-sit Welsh, English and Maths GCSE if previously awarded a 'D' grade.
  • Rhos-on-Sea

    Develops the learners to enable them to:

    Preparation for FE (Entry 3):

    • Promotes and focuses on building self-confidence and self-esteem through a variety of classroom based activities.
    • potentially access vocational mainstream programmes at level 1.
    • In year 1 - opportunities to undertake practical sessions on outdoor learning, Practical Sport, Practical Cookery and Practical Life Skills in our purpose-built flat
    • In year 2 - primarily the focus is on preparation for progressing to either Pre-Vocational Studies (Level 1) or mainstream vocational courses

    Pre-Vocational Studies (Level 1):

    • Gain the skills and confidence to progress to mainstream opportunities in a chosen vocational area at Level 2.
    • This is a programme that has a much less practical focus and ios more about working towards the study skills, literacy and numeracy skills needed to progress to mainstream Level 2 courses.

    There is an option at the end of both courses to progress to the Step Up to Work programmes, which is a supported employment programme that follows on from the Pre-Vocational pathway. This course enables learners to develop skills for the workplace that eventually leads to a variety of paid employment opportunities. Step Up to Work courses are one day in college and two days’ work experience.