Key Details

  • Available at:
    Rhyl
  • Course type:
    Full-Time (Further Education)
  • Study Mode:
    Full-time
  • Level:
    1
  • Programme Area:
    Business
    Pre-Vocational
  • Course Length:

    1 year

  • 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

If you answer yes to any of these, then this Pathways course could be for you,

  • Are you unsure of what step to take next?
  • Didn't get the grades you were hoping for at school?
  • Unsure of which career path to choose?

So if you are really unsure of the next step and want to come to college then ‘Pathways to Further Education’ 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.

Some of the areas you will develop further include:

  • Healthy living, which including Drug and Alcohol awareness
  • Community projects with a focus on the environment
  • Taking part in and organise leisure activities
  • Work awareness and getting ready for the interview
  • Citizenships and your rights as an individual within your community
  • Working in teams and developing customer service skills for future opportunities

The main qualification is City and Guilds in Employability and Personal and Social Development Skills, also included are Maths and English qualifications.

A Personal Tutor who will help you organise your studies and meet with you at least once a week.

We will deliver the courses using Lectures, Discussions, Case studies , Outside visits and trips, Interactive learning, Self study, Group work plus many options to make learning enjoyable and fun.

We use many assessment methods, some may be familiar to you and others a new experience, these will include, Coursework, Group assignments, Presentations, role play, observations of your practical working and in some instances exams.

Entry Criteria

We welcome applications from students for this course who have 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.
  • The will and desire to gain a qualification.

If you are not sure if you have the entry requirements profile, or would like to discuss these entry requirements further, please contact learner services via the chat function or directly. Learner services will be able to discuss your profile and advise you of course options.

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.

Please contact Learner Services about this if you need more information.

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)

Your programme will include a combination of:

  • Essential Skills qualifications and/or
  • GCSE resits
Essential Skills

This may include a combination of Application of Number, Communication, Digital Literacy and Essential Employability Skills

GCSE resits

This may include GCSE Numeracy/Maths and/or Welsh/English Language.

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

There are numerous opportunities following successful completion of the course. Your personal tutor will work with you and Careers Wales to ensure all options and opportunities are explored, enabling you to make the right decision for your future.

Would you like to apply for this course?