Key Details

  • Available at
    Rhyl
  • Level
    1
  • Study Mode
    Full-time
  • Programme Area
    Business, Office and Customer Service Skills, Pre-Vocational
  • Course Length

    34 weeks

  • Course Type
    Full-Time (Further Education)
  • Bilingual
    n/a

Please note: We recommend that you have access to a laptop/chromebook to enable coursework to be completed digitally at home. There is a dedicated IT Digital Inclusion fund to support those learners who do not have a digital device and are unable to purchase one.

Course Description

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.

Entry Criteria

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.

Delivery

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Case studies
  • Educational visits
  • Group work
  • Self-study
  • Classroom-based learning
  • Tutorial support
  • MOODLE (virtual learning environment)

Assessment

We use many assessment methods, some of which may be familiar to you and others a new experience. These methods will include:

  • Coursework
  • Group assignments
  • Presentations
  • Role play
  • Observations
  • Exams

Progression

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.

Would you like to apply for this course?