Pathway to EMPLOYMENT
Level: Entry Level 3 – Level 1 | Duration: 1-2 Years | Start Date: September
What is this course about?
This programme of study is focused on preparing you for progression to employment and to help you achieve your aspirations in the workplace. You will be provided with a practical, engaging and enjoyable programme of learning.
Why choose this course?
This programme provides you with a broad range of practical activities which will help you become work ready. You will have the opportunity to follow a flexible course to suit your needs and students will achieve nationally recognised qualifications. All students will develop at different rates and targets will be set according to the stage the individual student is at and will build on previous skills acquired.
During this course you will:
- Have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical, creative and imaginative way
- Gain confidence by developing independent learning and employability skills
- Increase your independence and social interaction skills
- Prepare for your working life as an adult
What will I learn on this course?
This course focuses on developing key employability skills. This includes creating and maintaining a CV, job search skills, interview skills as well as developing employability skills through community and enterprise projects. The areas you will study also include Personal and Social Development, Maths, English, and throughout the programme there will be opportunities to develop work experience skills and enhance your physical and mental wellbeing. A tutorial programme is also embedded within your timetable to support you in your studies and pastorally.
Minimum of entry level 2 in maths and English. No formal vocational qualifications are required. A transition programme will be put in place so that you are able to experience the college environment and we can assess your suitability for our programme.
What will this course lead on to?
This course is aimed at students wishing to progress into employment.
How will I be assessed?
Your teachers and support staff will continually observe and review your progress, as soon as targets are achieved, new ones will be set so that you continue to develop and build on previous learning. Formal continuous practical assessments will be used to assess your competence in your employability qualification. Examinations will be used for English and maths qualifications.
Throughout your programme you will have opportunities to engage with a range of sport and community based activities. There will also be a variety of trips and visits and regular guest speakers.
Are there any costs associated with the course?
Students are expected to be organised and arrive at class with basic file, paper and stationery. Trips and visits may incur additional costs depending on destination; however, affordability is a key factor in decision making.
Some work placement activities may specify that work based PPE is required. Some students may be eligible for financial support to buy this equipment.
All lessons take place in fully equipped classrooms with access to PCs and smart devices. Students can access course materials electronically from home.
What Foundation Studies students at Riverside College say…
“This course gave me the confidence to apply for jobs. I had experience that I could talk about to show how I could do the job”