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Job Club - Employability And Personal Development

This programme is for students with moderate to severe 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. This course helps you to improve your own personal and employability skills and gives you the opportunity to obtain work experience.

Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards
34 Weeks
Leisure Course
Full-Time Study

Campus: Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards

Course Code: 71436

Duration: 34 Weeks

Type: Full-Time

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
  • Developing Personal Confidence 
  • Drug & Alcohol Awareness 
  • Enterprise Activity 
  • Introduction to ICT  
  • Plan and Make a Journey

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 


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Available Sessions
Title Campus Type Start Spaces Fee
Job Club - Employability And Personal Development - Year 1
71436 / DPF1A





Job Club - Employability And Personal Development - Year 1
71436 / LNF1A





Job Club - Employability And Personal Development - Year 1
71436 / NSF1A





Please select a campus from the list above to view the available sessions.

Ideal If:

you have special educational needs and want to develop skills to support you for employment.


You'll Learn:

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.  

You'll Love:
our friendly teaching staff who are there to help you every step of the way.
You'll Progress:
to employment either full-time, part-time or voluntary. Successful completion of this two year programme can enable students to progress onto the Advanced Job Club one year course. Progression, however, is not automatic on completion of this programme, it depends on the student's 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. 
You'll Need:

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, School or Mencap Representative along with a letter regarding the applicant's Special Educational Need.  

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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