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Preparation for Employment

This pathway welcomes learners ready to progress from our Preparation for Independence and Employment course, as well as new learners to the college looking to engage with supported employment opportunities and developing a readiness to work.

Why Choose This Course?

This course is a 3 day a week programme that you can study for up to 2 years. The programme will look to develop your skills and understanding around work readiness with a focus on putting plans in place to allow you to achieve this. The programme will include some vocational options, allowing you to try different subject areas of interest with a primary goal on developing your Maths and English skills, which in turn will equip you with the best opportunities to progress.

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Start date: 09/09/2024

Course code
PPPREFE24P
Level
Entry level
Location
Penwith College
Duration
2 years
Qualification
Progression Pathways

Top Course Highlights

Enrichment activities

Personal tutor

Maths and English

Vocational Taster Options

What Will I Learn?

Your timetable will include vocational tasters, work skills, Maths, English, Tutorial and a wide array of enrichment activities. You will work towards improving your Maths and English to a level in which you can progress, and your BTEC qualification in Vocational Skills at Level 1 will give you the opportunity to acquire and develop generic, transferable, and sector-specific skills in order to complete tasks and demonstrate a level of achievement that enables you to progress to further learning. You will develop the skills needed to illustrate work readiness and the skills needed to successfully work alongside your peers in a vocational environment.

Where Will It Take Me?

Following successful completion of the programme of vocational tasters and preparation for employment skills, it could lead to the opportunity to progress into our cross-college provision or supported/independent employment.

Assessment Arrangements

All learners will complete a Baseline assessment which incorporates not only academic learning abilities but also the soft skills we want to develop with our students whilst they study with us. This assessment will be reviewed and work and support will then be adjusted accordingly in line with progress made.

The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory qualification in Vocational Studies give learners the opportunity to acquire and develop generic, transferable and sector-specific skills to complete tasks and demonstrate a level of achievement that enables them to progress to further learning.

Entry Requirements

Entry 3

Information & Support

Throughout your course, you will receive support from your personal tutor and learning support assistants. In addition, specialist careers advisors will be on hand to support you with your next steps. Student Services are available to offer advice and guidance on finance, benefits and emotional issues along with Learning Services who can support with any additional learning needs or requirements.

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What you could earn

  • Weighers, Graders and Sorters
  • Tailors and Dressmakers
  • Footwear and Leather Working Trades
  • Crane Drivers
  • Mobile Machine Drivers and Operatives
  • Market and Street Traders and Assistants
  • Refuse and Salvage Occupations
  • Street Cleaners
Potential Salary

£39,311

Entry Level Salary

£16,352

Average Salary

£25,803

Annual openings in Cornwall

9

Potential Salary

£32,293

Entry Level Salary

£9,585

Average Salary

£21,948

Annual openings in Cornwall

3

Potential Salary

£32,293

Entry Level Salary

£9,585

Average Salary

£21,948

Annual openings in Cornwall

1

Potential Salary

£63,912

Entry Level Salary

£18,120

Average Salary

£40,549

Annual openings in Cornwall

7

Potential Salary

£48,627

Entry Level Salary

£13,786

Average Salary

£30,851

Annual openings in Cornwall

45

Potential Salary

£43,672

Entry Level Salary

£10,887

Average Salary

£22,467

Annual openings in Cornwall

3

Potential Salary

£33,346

Entry Level Salary

£7,481

Average Salary

£16,529

Annual openings in Cornwall

49

Potential Salary

£49,494

Entry Level Salary

£5,317

Average Salary

£20,512

Annual openings in Cornwall

8

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