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Skills for Work

  • Fee
  • Duration of course 36-72 weeks
  • Course type Full-time
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults


Hidden Talents - a short film showcasing the supported employment opportunities available to students on the Skills for Work course at CWC, produced by the Skills for Work team.

Course outline

The course is for young people with mild/moderate learning difficulties. As well as weekly classes in Functional Skills Maths, Functional Skills English, ICT, World of Work and Tutorial, you will have an Individual Learning Plan and over the two year course you will participate in (after an induction programme):

       · Travel Project

       · Catering Enterprise Project

       · Food Hygiene Certificate

       · Painting and Decorating

       · Digital Media

       · PSHE

       · Woodwork

       · Team Sports

In addition you will be able to work with our Supported Employment Coordinator & Job Coach who helps students on Skills for Work access work experience placements. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the college’s Mini Jobs to learn about the application and recruitment process.

Example timetable:

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What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

Some students progress onto our IntoWork programme or onto courses at other colleges, such as retail pathways or Supported Internships.  

How will I learn?

Students will participate in a variety of timetabled lessons during their four days at college. Emphasis is placed on developing literacy and numeracy core skills at the student's own pace. Students will develop work skills through vocational options.

How will I be assessed?

All students will have EHC Plans on which their Individual Learning Plans are based and regularly updated.

Students work towards City and Guilds Awards (Entry 2 onwards) in:

       ·  Maths Skills

       ·  English Skills

       ·  Employability Skills

 Which awarding body is the course validation by?​

City & Guilds ​


Entrance Requirements: what qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

You should be aged between16-22 with an Education Health Care Plan. No formal qualifications are needed. You must be able to travel independently (or be ready to take this step), take responsibility for attending your timetabled classes, and be prepared to have a literacy and numeracy assessment so that your learning plan can be tailored to suit your needs as far as possible. You must be able to make a commitment towards the course. ​

If you wish to apply for this course, please e-mail to arrange an appointment.