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Course starts: September 2019

Age groups

16-18, 19+, Skills for Life

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Overview

Our Employability and Enterprise course combines the core entrepreneurship skills you require to prepare for employment and engaging in enterprise activities.

The course acts as a stepping-stone towards employment (including supported and/or self-employment) for learners who may face multiple barriers to achieving their career ambitions.

You will be taught the basic knowledge and fundamental skills required to engage in enterprise, many of which will also be valuable in other employment contexts (e.g. market research and selling skills). There are no mandatory units, enabling learners to select areas of learning appropriate to your individual needs, interests and aspirations for your career.

Course objectives

For learners to understand the basic knowledge and skills needed to take part in enterprise activity, many of which will also be valuable in other employment contexts (e.g. market research and selling skills). There are no mandatory units, enabling learners and providers to work together to select areas of learning appropriate to the individual’s needs, interests and aspirations for employment:

  • Develop your business acumen skills
  • Learn how to work as part of an effective team
  • Enhance your numeracy and literacy skills

Course details

Course duration

Full-time

1 year: Entry Level 3

1 year: Level 1

Delivered on:

16 hours per week

Please contact the Skills for Life department for more information

Qualification

Gateway Award Entry Level 3
Certificate in Enterprise Entry Level 3
Extended Certificate in Enterprise Entry Level  3

Award in Employability Skills Level 1
Certificate in Employability Skills Level 1
Extended Certificate in Employability Skills Level 1

Entry requirements

Skills for Independence – students with Entry two or smaller Entry two and relevant qualifications in English and Maths.

Teaching team

Carol Palmer (Course Leader)
Mark Snow
Genny Randall
Emma Nightingale
Rosie Parker

Modules

Modules may include:

  • Working with customers
  • Using ICT in the workplace
  • Making choices
  • Using numeracy skills in the workplace
  • Negotiation skills
  • Health and safety at work
  • Using numeracy skills in the workplace
  • Working with others in the workplace
  • Safe learning in the workplace
  • Effective communication in the workplace
  • Working in a team
  • Dealing with problems
  • Completing tasks at work
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Using ICT in the workplace
  • Speaking up for yourself
  • Following instructions
  • Working in a team
  • Working with colleagues
  • Making choices
  • Managing your time
  • Self-management skills
  • Dealing with work-related problems
  • Solving work-related problems
  • Following instructions
  • Self-advocacy
  • Effective communication in the workplace
  • Work in a customer-friendly way

Assessment and exam information

A combination of portfolio evidence, practical tasks, knowledge and understanding tasks or witness statements by the teachers.

Career and progression

Work experience

There is also the opportunity for students to undertake one week’s work experience within the academic year.

Enrichment opportunities

Extra-curricular activities and community projects will be included.

Learner progression

Once completing the course, you can continue to develop your skills by progressing onto a higher level of qualification such as the Employment futures pathway studying on a vocational course in areas such as Hospitality, Horticulture, Retail or Care.

Your career

Instruction and guidance will be given to extend the experience of the student, worksheets and examples of previous work will be available to help inspire the students for future study or employment. Options include:

  • Volunteering
  • Adult Day Service
  • Paid employment
  • Supported Internship
  • Apprenticeship

Fee information

Course costs

The course is free for 16-18 year olds and students over 19 with an EHCP

Additional costs

Students will be expected to make a contribution towards cooking, trips out into the community or any equipment that maybe needed. Approximately £50.00 to £100.00.

Funding and bursaries

Students aged over 19, you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information you can email info@totton.ac.uk or call 023 8087 4874

Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

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