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Job Club - Employability And Personal Development

This programme is for students with special educational needs and aims to assist in providing students with the skills that are required to support them in employment and to improve and develop their own personal skills.

Available Sessions

We have 3 sessions available for this course running in Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards

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Title Campus Type Week Starting Places Available Fee
Job Club - Employability And Personal Development - Year 1
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
3 Apply Now
Job Club - Employability And Personal Development - Year 1
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
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Job Club - Employability And Personal Development - Year 1
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Full-Time 03/09/2018
4 Apply Now

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Course Overview

This programme provides students with the confidence and skills to gain employment or complete a work placement.  

This course is available in Newtownards, Downpatrick and Lisburn campuses.  This course will involve working towards a City and Guilds qualification in Employability and Personal Development.

There is an attendance commitment of 18 hours per week for this course.

Modules may include:

  • Candidate project
  • Enterprise project
  • Plan and make a journey
  • Drug and alcohol awareness
  • Introduction to ICT
  • Developing personal confidence


In addition students will work towards a work placement supported by Mencap or Stepping Stones NI. Students may also get the opportunity to sample vocational areas such as Catering or Ceramics.

Confirmation of a place on the course cannot be made until Special Educational Needs evidence is provided.  

On provision of appropriate evidence and completion of a taster session, more details regarding student timetables and confirmation of a place on the programme will be forwarded to parents/guardians. This should be available before the end of the June, however, timetables are subject to change up to the start of September.

For further information please contact;

Ards Campus - Lorna Burnham, Course Co-ordinator / Tutor - Tel: 02891 276817 

Downpatrick Campus - Carole Darling, Course Co-ordinator / Tutor - Tel:  02844 615815

Lisburn Campus -  Susan Murray, Course Co-ordinator / Tutor - Tel: 02892 677225 

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.  Applicants/guardians must provide evidence of a Special Educational Need. All applicants will be provided with a form to be completed prior to the start of the course.  This form will require the signature from a G.P., Social Worker, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, School or Mencap Representative along with a letter regarding the applicant's Special Educational Need.

Where will it take me?
This programme can lead to employment either full time, part time or voluntary.  Successful completion of this two year programme can enable students to progress onto an advanced Job Club one year course.  Progression, however, is not automatic on completion of this programme, it is dependent on students ability to progress to a higher academic level and to gain further employment/social skills.  Decisions regarding progression are made by the course team. Some students may have the option to progress onto a range of Level 1 TFS programmes.
How will it make me more employable?
This course helps you to improve your own personal and employability skills and gives you the opportunity to obtain work experience.
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Portfolio of work.
City and Guilds
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:
Must present evidence of Special Educational Needs, e.g. doctor's letter.

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