skills for work 770

This course will allow learners the opportunity to experience some of the varied vocational areas the college has to offer as well as improving their English, Maths, ICT and Employability Skills; enable learners to take advantage of all the facilities we have to offer, e.g. horticulture and sport. Learners will be supported and encouraged to undertake a work experience placement for at least one day a week.

Topics may include: Horticulture; Agriculture; Running an Enterprise; Catering; Rights at Work; Health and Safety; Communication in the Workplace. Assessment is completed via a portfolio of evidence, which may include observation, Q & A, Practical or written assessments. Functional Skills assessments will take place throughout the year as appropriate to the individual. The students will work towards gaining an OCR qualificationin .


Students will participate in enterprise activities and will be expected to complete a work experience placement of either 1 or 2 days a week with selected local employers.


There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).

Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.

Entry Requirements

An interest in developing skills for work and employment with a commitment to completing the course. Suitability for the programme will be assessed both before joining and during the first four weeks of the course.

Next Steps

At College: Progression Plus , Transitional Plus, Supported Internship, Level 1. Outside College: Employment and/or Voluntary Work.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

Fee reductions for adult short courses