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Skills For Independence And Work Level 2

Programme Description

This course aims to develop your personal, social and vocational skills and helps you to improve essential skills including numeracy, literacy and ICT. 

You will sample a variety of job-related skills to ensure that your needs are met.  Learning is planned to meet individual requirements and you may  participate in educational visits and leisure activities with the aim of developing your social skills and confidence. 

The course may be delivered over Graig and Ammanford campuses. The course is taught at Entry 2 with a clear progression route. 

The course can also help prepare you for studying within mainstream vocational programmes.

Programme Features

You will be able to access a range of vocational taster opportunities with options to gain additional qualifications. You will receive classroom support and specialist careers guidance.

Progression & Employment

You can take two distinct pathways, you can either progress onto the Entry 3 Skills for Work Awards for further vocational study or you can progress onto the Entry 3 Personal and Social Development course.

Both these courses can lead to either mainstream college courses or employment. Alternatively, the courses could lead to supported employment routes.

Programme Content

Learners will follow the college tutorial programme along with numeracy and literacy sessions. Vocational modules include:

  • Landbased (Small Animal Care and Horticulture)
  • Art and design 
  • Health and social care
  • Sport and active leisure
  • Hospitality and catering
  • Practical skills (carpentry)

The course will also include the following:

  • Tutorial program
  • Progress reviews
  • Literacy and numeracy development through various pathways: GCSE resits, Agored Qualifications, Essential Skills Wales and WEST
  • Be Active

Programme Assessment

Portfolio style evidence is collected and learning outcomes are assessed via practical activities and assignment-based work.

Programme Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you will be invited to come to an informal interview where we will assess your learning needs and vocational interest and match you to the most appropriate course.

Additional Costs

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.