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Level 1 in Employability and Personal Development

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Level 1

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1 year

Start Date

September 2024

The course

This qualification is aimed at those interested in developing employability skills and working towards securing employment. It has been designed to provide entry and progression into paid employment within the environmental and land-based sector.

The course promotes knowledge, skills development, understanding and work related experience, which employers will need from you when you enter employment in the coming years. The qualification is made up of different credit units of learning that give you recognition of your learning in education and work.

Course Information

  • Job search
  • Curriculum vitae writing
  • Understanding your pay
  • Managing your money
  • Recognising equality and diversity in the workplace

You will need a full Entry Level 3 qualification, or equivalent, as well as 3 GCSEs at grades 1-2, including Maths and English. A passion for the subject and one satisfactory reference are also required.

You will be assessed using a range of contemporary models such as practical and oral assessments, written assessments and blended learning.

Work experience forms a large part of the study programme. You will need to complete a series of work experience on various areas of the College, for example: Hospitality and catering Gardening Animal care and kennels Sports Domestic services This will be completed in more than one area to give you a flavour of different employment areas, all of which are on offer on our campus. The placements are organised by the College.
  • Stationery such as a note pad, black biro/pen, pencil, ruler and highlighters.
  • Plastic wallet/ folders required to organised and store work.
  • This course does not require any PPE for lessons. PPE will only be required for work experience onsite dependent on the area/department of work experience.

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