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NOCN L3 Award in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development

Truro and Penwith College’s full time Level 3 Personal and Professional Development course offers an equal emphasis on qualifications (learners can earn valuable UCAS points), personal development and workplace learning leading to an Apprenticeship, full time employment or further learning

Why choose this course?

A competitive job market presents the need for learners to be fully equipped with employment skills as well as an enhanced CV to ensure that they have the best opportunity to gain the career of their choice on leaving full time education. The primary aim is to develop and enhance skills required for the working environment and improve learners’ confidence and communication skills as well improve their confidence for further study in future years.

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Start date: 12/09/2022

Course code
PPDPRO322T
Level
Level 3
Location
Truro College
Duration
1 year
Qualification
Personal & Professional Development (includes Traineeships)

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Valuable UCAS Points

Develop future skills

Confidence building

Work placements

Valuable UCAS Points

The Level 3 qualification offers up to 54 UCAS points for those thinking of attending university in the future.  

 

Develop future skills

The course allows learners to acquire, practice, develop and apply the skills needed to be successful in higher education, training or employment.

Work Placement

When you join us, you’ll be given your own job coach – a member of our employability team dedicated to helping you learn, develop and gain employment. This course will include a substantial work placement and the opportunity to achieve additional UCAS points to support Higher Education applications. 

What will I learn?

Students will study a variety of topics including enterprise, active citizenship, psychology, interpersonal skills, study skills and current affairs. In addition to the core subjects are a wide range of optional units and extracurricular activities that students will choose to opt into according to their interests and ambitions. This course will include a substantial work placement and the opportunity to achieve additional UCAS points to support Higher Education applications.

Learners will undertake a Level 3 ‘Certificate in Personal Effectiveness’ which attracts 16 UCAS points (equivalent to a B at AS Level) and have the opportunity to carry out an Extended Project which attracts 28 UCAS points for a project that is graded as A*. The Extended Project is available to help develop independent study and research skills

A key part of the course will be a work placement learning opportunity in an area of choice supported by a Job coach. Learners will work for a real business with a view of gaining practical experience that will not only enhance their CV but also help cement their career choice when leaving education.

 

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Where will it take me?

You will be able to move into an Apprenticeship or employment at any point in the year or move into further learning the following academic year.

Entry Requirements

It is expected that you will have gained or enrolled on GCSE Maths and English or Functional Skills L2.

Information & Support

Working within the Student Services area, the Student Support team will see you on a one-to-one basis and offer advice and guidance on financial, personal, and emotional issues. A professional team of staff work together with your personal tutor to support you so that you can successfully complete your course and recognise pathways to progression after leaving College.

Additional Information

The course lasts one year although there are opportunities to start throughout the year. You will be able to move into an Apprenticeship or employment at any point in the year or move into further learning the following academic year. 

Awarding Body – NOCN 

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