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The Course

This qualification is aimed at those interested in developing employability skills and working towards securing employment.

The Level 1 in Employability has been developed to provide entry and progression into, paid employment in a range of industries that fall within the environmental and land-based sector.

The course promotes knowledge, skills development, understanding and work related experience, which employers will need from learners entering employment in the coming years. The qualifications are made up of different credit units of learning that give learners explicit recognition of their learning in education and work. They are assessed using a range of contemporary models such as practical and oral assessments, written assessments and blended learning.

  • What You Study

    You will complete a series of units make up the qualification. Examples of these include:

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

    There are no formal entry requirements however a genuine interest in the course is required. One satisfactory reference is required.

  • Work Experience

    Work experience forms a large part of the study programme, with learners needing 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.

  • Duration

    One year full time. Normally three days per week in college.

  • Equipment required

    For your course, you will need:

    • 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
  • How to Apply

    Application is via our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

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