Preparing for Employment

Start date(s):
31 Aug 2020
1 year
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Full Time
Attendance Type:
Campus, Work Based
Attendance Pattern:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
16-18 - Free (UK & EEA)
19+ - £450, your course may be free
(previous year's fees)


This course helps you to develop the skills you need to take your next step towards employment.

You will have the opportunity to develop your maths and English skills. You will take part in many visits and activities, including trips to local attractions and skill development exercises. You will spend one day in college, and the remainder supervised in a work experience placement with a local employer.
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This programme is part of the Foundation Studies offer and is suitable for those students who wish to progress directly into employment.


There are two elements of the programme, the first being the Pre-Employment group which prepares students to travel independently, develop the knowledge skills and behaviours to prepare them for working life, now and in the future - as confident, individual members of society.


*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

Learning support will be built into the programme to meet the varied needs of the students in each group. Assessment is done throughout the course and includes course work, tutor observations and in some cases exams.

Maths and English

You will study maths and English, and will take exams where necessary.

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Maths & English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.


A specialist tutor will work with individual students to find the most suitable placement for their needs and interests. They will then work with both the employer and the student on an on-going basis.

The aim of a placement is to provide you with real work experience to help you progress into employment, therefore, you are expected to spend two days in work placement to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to gain sustained employment

After successful completion of this programme you will be better suited to seek employment.

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Jamie Reeves

Jamie gained the skills he needed for work and has now secured employment with his work placement employer.

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Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

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You will be invited to attend an interview where you will need to demonstrate that you are keen to learn and are ready to attend a full time college course.
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Entry Criteria

There are no formal qualifications required.