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 enable them to gain skills to access the world of work, or to 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 at least at E2 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. 

Progressing learners: Completion of programme of learning and working at Entry 3. In non-accredited learning programmes you will complete a literacy and numeracy assessment for RARPA. In addition to this an observational assessment will take place during a transition event which will help to agree appropriate targets. 

Literacy/Numeracy: West E2/E3 Literacy and Numeracy

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 may complete a formal qualification where appropriate.

Progression:

Paid or voluntary employment in the local area, work opportunities within the community, further learning opportunities and other training opportunities, if appropriate.

Additional campus/course information:

  • Dolgellau

    The aim of the course is to:

    • improve learners’ self-confidence and motivational skills.
    • provide vocational tasters for learners to make an informed choice when planning future career goals.
    • provide work experience that is related to personal skills and interests.
    • work on numeracy skills, literacy skills and the 4 pillars of the ILS Curriculum; independent living skills; community; healthy living and employability skills.
    • give support to progress onto the next step e.g. the Pre Vocational Course; Sgiliau i Waith/Skills for Work traineeship.
  • Glynllifon

    The course aims to:

    • Develop personal, social and emotional needs
    • Self-confidence and motivation skills
    • Choice when planning for future career goals

    Provides:

    • Educational visits
    • Life Skills
    • Work Experience

    Vocational tasters provide work experience that is related to personal skills and interests.

    • work on numeracy skills, literacy skills 4 pillars of the ILS Curriculum; independent living skills; community; healthy living and employability skills.
    • give support to progress onto the next step e.g. foundation, step up to work.
  • Llangefni

    The course aims to:

    • Develop personal, social and emotional needs
    • Self-confidence and motivation skills
    • Choice when planning for future career goals

    Provides:

    • Educational visits
    • Life Skills
    • Work Experience

    Vocational tasters provide work experience that is related to personal skills and interests.

    • Work on numeracy skills, literacy skills 4 pillars of the ILS Curriculum; independent living skills; community; healthy living and employability skills.
    • give support to progress onto the next step e.g. foundation, step up to work.
  • Rhos-on-Sea

    Develops the learners to enable them to: 

    • Develop their personal, social and emotional skills though the 4 Pillar of ILS curriculum through a non-accredited learning programme.
    • Develops application of practical literacy and numeracy skills for independent living within the timetabled Skillbuild sessions - time, money, use of public transport, etc.
    • Self-confidence and motivation skills
    • Plans and ideas for future career goals.

    Provides:

    • Educational visits - related to the 4 Pillars of ILS curriculum.
    • Practical Life Skills - practical cookery in our ILS kitchen, Independent living skills in our purpose built flat at Canolfan Marl, public bus training, money skills, etc.
    • Group Work Experience opportunities.
    • Supported employment pathway tasters in preparation for progression to our Step Up to Work Programmes - currently offering vocational pathways in sport, leisure, hospitality, catering, horticulture and retail.
    • Practical sport sessions.
    • Outdoor learning sessions that can potentially lead to taking part in Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.