Skills for Life and Work is for anyone who wants to enhance their employability skills gain qualifications and realise their full potential. You will develop your skills in reading writing numeracy and IT - essential for the world of work. You will have the opportunity to improve your self-confidence and gain real-life work experience with a business relevant to your skills and interests. This course will enable you to develop your learning skills and help you to progress onto a vocational course or employment. Our tutors will work closely with you in the College to support you throughout your learning journey.
Benefits can still be claimed whilst studying this course if enrolled on a part time basis
The course runs from Monday to Wednesday for 18 weeks at our Milton Road campus.
You will gain the following qualifications at SCQF Level 4-5.
- Personal Development: Self and Work
- Work Experience
- Preparation For Employment: First Steps
- Building Own Employability Skills
- Dealing With Work Situations
- You will have the opportunity to gain real-life work experience with a business relevant to your skills and interests.
How Course Is Assessed:
- Achievement of SQA units and Steps to Work Group Award
Number of Days per week:
- No formal entry qualifications required
English Proficiency Requirements:
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements:
- Core skills diagnostic at interview stage
- Move onto employment with increased skills and confidence
- Study further qualifications at a higher level
- Progress to a vocational NQ programme
Liam joined the Get Ready for College! in September 2013. A quiet young man he progressed onto Skills for Life and Work which saw his confidence and employability soar. As a result of his collective learning experience Liam is currently studying Social Sciences and hopes to use his learning to gain entry to the Police Force. Recently Liam helped to co-host an Open Day which showcased the success of both Skills for Life and Work and Get Ready for College! courses. Lilliana a young mum came to Scotland from her native Poland. Her main aim was to gain some qualifications and she quickly became an integral part of the Get Ready for College! student body taking the role of Class Rep and also was responsible for organising fund raising initiatives. The next step in her learning journey saw her participate in a work placement in a children’s nursery while study on the Skills for Life and Work course. This experience underlined her desire to study for a qualification in Child Care and to fulfil her dream of working with children. Currently she is on track to complete the first stage of her childcare qualification.
Fees - Information about funding can be found here
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