Course Type: Full Time

Award and Certificate in Personal and Social Development

  • Course Code AAA0803
  • Start Date 4th September 2017
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

This introductory course will help you to develop personal knowledge and skills that will help you in day to day life and in working life. You'll develop your personal knowledge and skills which will help you to build confidence and independence.

The course is designed as a flexible framework which can be taken as a stand alone qualification or as units alongside other qualifications in the foundation learning progression pathways.

What will I learn?

Units will cover different life skills, including:

  • Managing your money
  • Dealing with challenges
  • Personal and social relationships

You will also develop your maths and English skills and take part in individual and group tutorials to strengthen employability skills as part of a full study programme.

Work experience

If you're over 16 and work ready, we can help you to find a work experience placement to help you further build your skills and knowledge.

How will I be assessed?

Your progress will be assessed in a range of ways including written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, charts or diagrams or setting up an information board.

What can I do after the course?

Direct progression is built into this programme as units are shared with some of the other qualifications we offer. This means credits and learning can be transferred across the qualifications so learners do not have to retake units already completed.

A DBS check is required.

How to apply

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

Qualifications needed

1 GCSE grade D (3) or above, ideally in English, a mix of E-F grades in other subjects and the ability to demonstrate a real interest in working in the care sector.

This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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