Skills for Independence and Work
|Course Length:||1 Year||Site:||Broadwater Campus Map|
|Attendance:||Full time||Course Code:||FFVWP1|
The aims of this year are to increase the self-confidence of the learner in everyday living situations, including: using public transport and local facilities, cooking, budgeting, personal care and social skills. This is done through a variety of practical classroom based and enrichment activities.
If successful, the year of study can lead on to the second year BTEC Certificate in Work Skills and Skills for Hospitality. Functional Skills will be taught and embedded throughout the course. Two days’ work placement is integral throughout both courses and students will receive close tutor guidance on personal growth and development.
The second year can be taken as a one year fast track course for learners who are already proficient at the Entry Level 2 skills.
For further information please contact Debbie Waring 01903 606054.
The modules taken in the first year are:
The students will also being involved in running their own catering business including managing profit and loss and quality control, this will go towards achieving units in Producing a product and Participating in an enterprise activity, hygiene and safety in the kitchen.
This course has a possible outcome of achieving 5 qualifications throughout the year
This leads to a second year, undertaking the Edexcel Certificate in Skills for Work and Hospitality, where modules covered are:
Searching for a job, applying for a job, interview skills, attending an interview, conduct at work, learning from a work placement, presenting accurate documents, Introduction to the hospitality industry, Serving food and drink, serving customers, basic food preparation, basic cooking, using kitchen equipment.
Two days’ work placement is integral throughout both courses and students will receive close tutor guidance on personal growth and development.
Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to prepare for the world of work, try different types of work experience, gain skills training in a variety of practical activities and improve basic literacy, numeracy and IT skills.
Throughout the course there will be continuous assessment, portfolio building and short tasks.
For more information about the second year of the course, please see Skills for Work and hospitality course
After 1 year you can achieve an Edexcel Diploma in Skills for Independence and Work. There is an opportunity to progress on to the second year Entry 3 course, employment or further study.
This course caters for students with learning difficulties. No formal qualifications are necessary although an interview is essential.
Applications may be made at any time of the year by contacting Debbie Waring at the Broadwater site, telephone: 01903 606054.
Applications may also be made by completing the application form available from the college and sending it to:
An appointment will be made for an interview.
If you would like further information about this course or any other courses offered by Northbrook College please contact 0845 155 60 60