Entry Level Programme

Entry Level

This programme has no specific entry criteria. It provides a personalised and flexible approach to learning, so that you can gain skills the qualifications that will allow you to progress to further study or employment.

This course is for you if:

  • The Entry Level programme is appropriate if you have a learning difficulty, and/or if you need to be taught in a small group with a high level of support.

What topics will I study?

  • The focus of your programme will be on developing your skills, confidence and ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
  • You will continue to develop your skills in literacy and numeracy through Functional Skills courses, which are delivered at the right level for you. These skills are assessed via short tests, and lead to nationally recognised qualifications.
  • You will undertake work experience within college, where there are opportunities to try out a range of different job roles, as well as external work experience when you are ready.

You will also take the following courses, leading to nationally recognised qualifications:

  • BTEC Entry Level Award in ITQ: This course covers a number of units, which allow students to gain a range of IT skills that are useful at work and in life.  The units are internally assessed and externally moderated. There are no exams.
  • BTEC Entry Level Award/Certificate in Personal and Social Development: This course covers a number of units, which will include the following areas: managing your own money, preparation for work and dealing with problems in everyday life.

Where can this course lead to?

If students gain a Distinction in the Vocational Studies course, improve their literacy and numeracy skills, and have good attendance and work ethic, they may be able to progress to Level 2 courses, including GCSEs and vocational qualifications.

What courses combine well with this course?

This is a stand-alone package course, which is not taken with any others.

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