Course starts: September 2020

Age groups

16-18, 19+, Skills for Life

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The course is designed to be a stepping stone towards employment for learners who may face barriers to achieving their career ambitions. The course combines enterprise activities with the core entrepreneurship skills needed for employment. You’ll develop your business acumen skills, learn how to work as part of an effective team and enhance your numeracy and literacy skills. There are no mandatory units, enabling you to select areas of learning appropriate to your individual needs, interests and aspirations for your career.


Entry requirements

Either an Entry 2 or Entry 3 qualification as well as grades in English and maths.


What will I learn?

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 (eg market research and selling skills).

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



You can choose from a number of units:

  • Working with customers
  • Using ICT in the workplace
  • Making choices
  • 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
  • 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
  • Work in a customer-friendly way



You’ll be assessed through a combination of portfolio evidence, practical tasks and statements from teachers.


Enrichment opportunities

Extra-curricular activities and community projects are included.


Career and progression

You can progress onto a higher qualification such as an Employment Futures pathway or study a vocational course in areas such as hospitality, horticulture or retail. You may also wish to explore an apprenticeship in your chosen career.


Additional costs

Students are expected to make a contribution towards cooking, trips out into the community or any equipment that may be needed (£50 to £100).


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