PREPARATION FOR EMPLOYMENT FIRST STEPS SCQF 4
SCQF Level 4
Access and Continuing Education

Course Overview
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This course will help you in the transition from school or college into work. You will learn all aspects of job seeking including CVs and interview skills. There are plenty of opportunities for you to develop independence, confidence and team working skills.  You will have also the opportunity to gain Core Skills at level 3-5. 
What You Will Learn
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SCQF Level 4 Units may include:

  • Employability Award 
  • Communication 
  • Numeracy 
  • Personal Awareness/ Self Awareness 
  • Problem Solving
  • Enterprise & Customer Care
  • Practical Tool Skills for Work 
  • Catering and Kitchen Skills
  • Working with Others 
  • Forest Craft 
  • John Muir Award


Placement Information
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  • You will have the opportunity to have a work experience placement for one day per week for 18 weeks minimum. You will also have the support of a placement support co-ordinator when working in your placement. 
Entry Requirements
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  • No formal qualifications are required. Evidence of an ability to work at Level 3/4 would be an advantage.
English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
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  • Classroom-based written assessment and a work experience observation report
Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • Higher-level vocational course
  • Preparation for Employment second steps
Career Opportunities
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  • Opportunities to progress into employment or a Modern Apprenticeship 
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
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  • Three full days per week in college and one-day work experience
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Start Date(s)
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Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • 26/08/2019
  • 20/01/2020
End Date(s)
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Full Time

This course will end on...
  • 17/01/2020
  • 12/06/2020
Course Delivery
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