Entry Level 2 – Skills for Independence and Work

Entry Level 2

You will be able to sample a range of vocational areas such as Art, Sports, Catering, Drama, Performance and Horticulture. In addition, you will get the chance to improve your functional skills in English, Mathematics and IT.

You will undertake work experience and have employability training to equip you with the skills needed for today's employment market. Travel training may be arranged to build road safety skills and develop a practical awareness of public transport. The course incorporates learning a range of independent living skills, helping to prepare you for adult life.

Type of study
Examination board

Availability & Details

Skills for Independence & Work - Award (Entry 2) AF-FLESZC-D(0000)100

Alton Campus
Academic Year 2020-21 (1 years)
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A positive attitude to learning and the ability to work at an Entry Level 2.

This course is a full time programme of study for you to enhance your qualifications, develop your independence and expand your knowledge of the working world. If you study on this course you will have the opportunity to sample a range of vocational areas such as –

  • Sport
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Catering
  • Drama
  • Horticulture
  • Music
  • Art
  • Managing Money
  • Independent Living

You will also be able to improve your Functional Skills in English, Mathematics and ICT, all at a level best suited to your abilities. You will also be given the opportunity for supported work placements with a job coach to equip you with experience of today’s employment market.

You will learn in small group sizes and have the added support of Learning Support Assistants. Many students enjoy the variety of different subjects and welcome the opportunity to gain some independence. You will also have the chance to enjoy the social aspects of college life.

You will undertake a series of units which will gradually build your portfolio for when you are ready to claim your qualifications.

Staff use a variety of assessment methods including role play, observations, written, visual and practical work.

All students will be expected to provide their own stationery required for lessons. Any further costs are outlined below:

Advisable: Field Trips £15. Catering module requests a financial contribution of £30.

If the costs of equipment, materials and trips may cause you financial hardship, you may wish to read through details of our financial support scheme on our website.

Having successfully completed the Pathways Programme students have progressed onto other courses within the Foundation Learning department. Students have also found this course a great gateway to different FE courses at a variety of other establishments.

The course allows students to develop their knowledge and experience of the working world and has resulted in some students gaining employment opportunities from their work placement.

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