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:

No formal entry requirements.

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:

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

    Dolgellau: 

    Develops the learners to enable them: 

    • to try out a variety of vocational taster courses
    • to improve living skills, self-confidence and motivational skills.
    • to gain work experience that is related to personal skills and interests.
    • To help them decide on, and plan future career goals.
  • Glynllifon

    Glynllifon: 

    Develops the learners’: 

    • Personal, social and emotional needs
    • Self-confidence and motivation skills
    • Plans for future career goals

    Provides: 

    • Educational visits
    • Life Skills
    • Work Experience
    • Vocational tasters
  • Llangefni

    Llangefni:

    Develops the learners’: 

    • Personal, social and emotional needs
    • Self-confidence and motivation skills
    • Plans for future career goals

    Provides: 

    • Vocational tasters
    • Educational visits
    • Life Skills
    • Work Experience
  • Rhos-on-Sea

    Rhos-on-Sea: 

    Provides: 

    • Group work skills and team building skills on Foundation 1 and 2 courses with community projects – Keep Wales Tidy.
    • Group Work Experience placements with the Welsh Mountain Zoo and the RSPB.
    • Substantial work experience element on the Foundation Developing WorkSkills and Foundation

    WorkSkills programmes are undertaken as initial group work experience placements and, when appropriate to learner needs, there is a move towards independent work placements. These focus on the areas of retail, sport, catering and hospitality.

    Foundation 1 and 2 learners also undertake sessions of Practical Sport, Practical Cookery and Practical Life Skills in our purpose-built flat.