Employability Skills

EmployabilityCollege is not just about gaining your core qualification. It is also about developing a range of skills and attributes to enhance your prospects of getting and keeping a job as well as progressing in your chosen career.

We will help you to develop your abilities in these areas:

  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving
  • Positive attitude – such as punctuality, commitment and honesty
  • Vocational competence and knowledge
  • Motivation
  • English language skills (written and verbal)
  • Numeracy
  • Computer literacy

English & Maths

Employers tell us that they need people with good English and maths skills and it is the government’s aim that, by the age of 19, all learners will have achieved a grade A*-C in GCSE English Language and Maths. If you have not gained a GCSE English Language and/or Maths at grade A*-C you must commit to these qualifications as an essential part of your study programme.

If you got a D you will have to retake your GCSE. If your grade is lower than a D then you will have to study Functional Skills.

These qualifications will support your learning as well as enhancing your opportunities to progress into employment, or into higher education.

Bringing the world into the classroom

During your time at college you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn from visiting speakers
  • Go on trips
  • Experience life in the work place through placements and work experience
  • Visit employers and universities,
  • Attend careers events
  •  Develop your employability skills.

Professional qualifications

A number of our full-time courses provide you with the professionally recognised qualifications required for specific industries such as motor vehicle, hair and beauty, or childcare. Alongside these we also offer students on some courses the option to build upon their main qualification by studying things like: 

  • First Aid
  • Food Hygiene
  • Volunteering

Get in contact

Ask our Enquiries & Admissions team by email or call on 01344 868600

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