Foundation Learning - Employability And Personal Development - Year 1
As part of the programme students may get the opportunity to 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
- Developing Personal Confidence
- Drug & Alcohol Awareness
- Enterprise Activity
- Introduction to ICT
- Plan and Make a Journey
Students will participate in completion of The Duke of Edinburgh Award throughout their time on the programme. To support completion of expedition, adjustments can be made where assessors feel it is necessary. However, we can only make adjustments that allow students to still demonstrate the 20 conditions for expedition.
In addition, students may work towards a work placement supported by Mencap or Stepping Stones NI. Start date for work placement will be decided by the core team and may take place at anytime during year one. Monitoring of work placement may be transferred at anytime during the programme between Mencap and SERC. This will not disrupt students work placements.
Students may also get the opportunity to sample vocational areas such as Catering or Ceramics depending on campus.
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 start of the academic year of enrolment. However, timetables are subject to change up to the end 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
Sorry you cannot currently apply online for this course.
you have special educational needs and want to develop skills to support you for employment.
employability skills such as enterprise projects, working on computers and skills for daily life. You will develop personal confidence to help you gain employment or complete a work placement.
This course will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence.
to provide evidence that you have a Special Educational Need to confirm a place on this course. All applicants will be provided with a form to be completed prior to the start of the course. This form will require a signature from either a G.P., Social Worker, Psychologist, Psychiatrist or School Representative along with a letter regarding the applicant's Special Educational Need.
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