Diploma in Skills for Working Life - Entry 2

Course Code: AAA0579 Day: Weekdays
Attendance: Full Time Time: TBC
Start date: 15th September 2014 Tuition Fee: £895.00
Duration: 1 year Campus: Baltic Campus
Requirements: An interview is required.

If you are aged 16-18, you will not normally need to pay for a full-time course.

If you are over 18, you may not need to pay fees depending on your circumstances.

Please contact us for more information on the fees support available to adults.

Course overview

If you are aged 16-18 and you have special educational and training needs and want to learn the skills you need to get a job, then this course is for you. You can choose from several vocational areas to study including business administration, catering, horticulture, vehicle maintenance and construction. The last three options are delivered off site at Saltwell Park and our purpose built skills academies on Team Valley.

In addition to vocational training you will also be given the opportunity to use communication skills, to work as part of a team, learn about and apply safe and healthy work practices whilst developing your interpersonal and social skills. You will also have opportunities to improve your literacy, numeracy and information technology.

You may get the chance to do some real work experience to further develop your employability skills.

Entry requirements

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, or call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

How will I be assessed?

You will be continuously assessed in both practical and theory work throughout the course. You will build up a portfolio of work to support your learning

How will I be taught?

A mixture of classroom based and other student centred activities, as well as a range of field trips across the year.

You will be taught through vocational workshops, class based teaching, small group work and community venues. All groups have a learning support officer in addition to a lecturer to enable student needs to be fully met.

Qualifications needed

This course is Entry Level - usually there are no specific entry requirements. You will also need to have an assessment and interview.

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