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Preparation for Employment

This pathway welcomes learners at Entry 3 – Level 1 who are undecided as to their career route, may have become disengaged with learning and may need to further their qualifications to progress to employment or further education.

Why Choose This Course?

This is a 2-year 3-day week pathway where you will follow a programme based on achieving the skills needed to secure paid employment or gain the qualifications needed to further your study at the College at Level 2. You will sample vocational training options at College, participate in College enrichment activities and undertake a work experience placement as an additional day when appropriate. If you have an Education Health and Care Plan you will also work towards the outcomes within Preparation for Adulthood.

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Start date: 05/09/2024

Course code
FSPREMP24T
Level
Entry level
Location
Truro College
Duration
2 years
Qualification
Foundation Studies

Top Course Highlights

Cross College enrichment activities

Specialist careers advice

Work placement

Personal tutor

Maths and English

What Will I Learn?

Your timetable will be designed around a choice of vocational tasters, work skills, maths, English and enrichment activities. You will work towards achieving a Level 1 or 2 in maths and English and a BTEC qualification in Vocational Skills. You will develop the skills needed to secure paid employment and the skills needed to successfully work alongside your peers in a vocational environment. Successful achievement of maths and English will also offer the opportunity to progress to a Level 2 vocational subject here at the College.

Where Will It Take Me?

Following a successful programme of vocational tasters and preparation for employment skills, you will be ready for paid employment. You may also decide to progress to a Vocational Course at Level 2 if you have achieved the necessary entry requirement.

Assessment Arrangements

At the start of your course you will undergo an initial assessment in English and maths so that your tutors will know what you still need to learn and to enable you to be taught at the right level. Your progress in maths and English is examined throughout the course.

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 and Student Services are available to offer advice and guidance on finance, benefits and emotional issues.

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What you could earn

  • Weighers, Graders and Sorters
  • Weavers and Knitters
  • Tailors and Dressmakers
  • Moulders, Core Makers and Die Casters
  • Footwear and Leather Working Trades
  • Crane Drivers
  • Mobile Machine Drivers and Operatives
  • Market and Street Traders and Assistants
Potential Salary

£32,785

Entry Level Salary

£13,205

Average Salary

£20,786

Annual openings in Cornwall

8

Potential Salary

£36,635

Entry Level Salary

£11,358

Average Salary

£23,950

Annual openings in Cornwall

1

Potential Salary

£30,240

Entry Level Salary

£9,375

Average Salary

£19,769

Annual openings in Cornwall

3

Potential Salary

£32,189

Entry Level Salary

£13,325

Average Salary

£21,334

Annual openings in Cornwall

0

Potential Salary

£27,585

Entry Level Salary

£8,552

Average Salary

£18,033

Annual openings in Cornwall

1

Potential Salary

£61,113

Entry Level Salary

£25,439

Average Salary

£37,341

Annual openings in Cornwall

8

Potential Salary

£43,356

Entry Level Salary

£16,873

Average Salary

£26,491

Annual openings in Cornwall

30

Potential Salary

£34,578

Entry Level Salary

£7,267

Average Salary

£18,692

Annual openings in Cornwall

2

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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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