Important Entry Requirement & Application Update

College is still accepting online applications for courses starting in September 2020.


Interviews are cancelled to help to limit social contact during this time.

Instead, you will be invited to a college welcome event to meet the tutors before the start of the course. If you do not meet the entry criteria you will have the opportunity to discuss an alternative programme during this event.

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:

No formal entry requirements.

Offer of a place on the course is subject to successful attendance on a personalised transition event.

Working at Entry 3 – Level 1


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.


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.


Employment and further study opportunities.

Additional campus/course information:

  • Dolgellau

    Develops learners:

    • to help them decide what to do next in their career
    • to enable them to try a variety of vocational tasters that include Health and Social Care; Construction; Engineering; Catering; Hairdressing and Beauty; Art and Design; Sports and Leisure etc.
    • to enable them to gain suitable work experience that will help with their career plans.
    • to improve their self-confidence and motivational skills.
  • Glynllifon
    • Develops the learners personal, social and emotional needs
    • Provides a variety of vocational tasters e.g. Animal care, Land-based, Engineering etc. 

    Work Experience

    • Helps learners to decide on career plan
    • The staff team work closely with mainstream vocational staff to prepare learners for progression to other departments (if appropriate).
  • Llangefni
    • Develops learners’ personal, social and emotional needs
    • Provides a variety of vocational tasters e.g. Health and Social Care, Catering, Construction, Land-based, Media, Art and Design, Sports and Leisure, Hair and Beauty etc.
    • Help learners to decide on a career plan 

    Project Search (Ysbyty Gwynedd Bangor) 

    Working in partnership with Betsi Cadwaladr, Agoriad Cyf. (Engage to Change) and Project Search, the aim of the programme is the World of Work. Learners work within the hospital as interns and experience up to three rotations within different departments. The success of the programme over the last 12 months has resulted in a high percentage of the learners gaining work with paid employment.

  • Rhos-on-Sea

    Develops the learners’:

    • The Pre-Vocational: Prep for FE course primarily promotes and focuses on building confidence and self-esteem - with opportunities to undertake practical sessions on outdoor learning, group work experience in community projects, Practical Sport, Practical Cookery and Practical Life Skills in our purpose-built flat.
    • The Pre-Vocational Studies course is a full-time three day a week programme aimed at learners who would like to gain the skills and confidence to progress to mainstream opportunities in a chosen vocational area.
    • The Step Up to Work course 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 employment opportunities. Step Up to Work courses are one day in college and two days work experience.