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?
Are you unsure of what step to take next?
Did you not get the grades you were hoping for at school?
If you are really unsure of the next step and want to come to college then ‘Get Skilled up for College’ may be exactly what you are looking for.
The focus during the year is to help you plan and get ready for either employment or further study at college and give you skills to work with others. We help you develop these skills through various outings and activities, including visits to Liverpool and Llanberis historical sites, beach activities at Newborough forest, sports days, plus many more.
The main qualification is City and Guilds in Employability and Personal and Social Development Skills. We also include Maths and English qualifications, which may be at GCSE level if required.
In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:
- You will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to study by achieving your GCSE target grades and completing year 11 with good attendance.
- Successful completion of a Traineeship, Pre-vocational, Pathways or School Link Programme
- Relevant industry experience
As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.
The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:
- Case studies
- Educational visits
- Group work
- Classroom-based learning
- Tutorial support
- MOODLE (virtual learning environment)
We use many assessment methods, some of which may be familiar to you and others a new experience. These methods will include:
- Group assignments
- Role play
After successfully completing this programme, you may feel ready for employment in an area that you have enjoyed, or you may choose to study on one of the many Level 2 programmes offered across the Grŵp.