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Preparing for Work and life

About the Course

The aim of this course is to enhance life and work skills you may already have to make you better prepared for living independently or looking for employment.

Through the course topics, you will learn about being healthy, keeping safe, first aid, personal and home hygiene, money and budgeting skills, and traveling safely.

Through work experience in the college shop and cafe, you will build confidence and gain work experience to assist you in looking for a job. Classroom-based work skills will help you to learn to complete application forms, produce a CV, and prepare you for an interview.

There will be some trips to consolidate the learning and to see other people at work.

You should be confident to carry out some written and numerical activities and to work independently and in small groups.

Entry requirements: To attend this course, you should be happy to write sentences, have some numerical knowledge and be able to complete worksheets on work and life skills.

More information

Topics for this course include keeping healthy, healthy eating, personal and home hygiene, keeping safe, independent travel, writing a CV, interview skills, and budgeting.
There will be sessions with external visitors such as a dentist and first aid training and there may be trips to places of work in line with the syllabus such as the fire station, bank, and other venues.
The course also includes work experience in the college shop on a rotational basis.