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Entry Level 2 - Certificate in Using Employability Skills

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Course Description

These courses accommodate learners aged 16-24 who have challenges/barriers to entering education, employment or training. They are designed for students who want to gain some qualifications in a mixture of life, vocational, functional skills or in a chosen vocational area.

Courses are nationally accredited and offer a variety of opportunities including enrichment, work placements, sports, trips, visits and guest speakers. Students will also gain functional skills in English, maths and ICT at an appropriate level.

Areas covered include:

  • Getting about safely
  • Building confidence
  • Understanding relationships
  • Outdoor pursuits
  • Using public transport
  • Supported employment opportunities
  • Working as a volunteer



Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to begin this course. However, it is beneficial to have competed Entry Level 1 or Life Skills.


Units covered on this course are:

  • Participation in team activities
  • Outdoor pursuits
  • Knowing your local area
  • Action planning
  • Building confidence
  • Dealing with problems at work
  • Travelling to and from work
  • Participation in a supported work placement

Work Experience

Life Skills Plus offers a 10 week supported employment placement, totalling 30 hours. The college works with 4 different employers covering industries within various retail outlets within the local area. Students are also encouraged to work as volunteers within the college and the community. Throughout the year learners will gain customer service and money handling skills within our Thinc Café and the value of voluntary work as part of the canal regeneration programme.


Students are able to progress to the Work Skills programme or other vocational areas within the college dependent on academic ability which will be assessed throughout the course.

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