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Preparing for Work and Life

Course Code: SDH2

Level: E
Subject area: Learning Difficulties & Disabilities
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Award, City & Guilds
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

This is a full-time course at City College Plymouth for students with mild to moderate learning difficulties or disabilities, or those who need additional help to become more confident. You may use the study programme to gain an insight into College life and to help you decide future options. You will have individual learning plans, a personal tutor and learning support as necessary. You will have the opportunity to develop your English and maths skills, work skills through vocational sampling, work placements, independent living skills, self-confidence, and enterprise skills. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a personal development programme (this may include Duke of Edinburgh Award and/or Ten Tors). Having successfully completed this course you can progress to other College courses, take up a training place or find employment.

What you'll learn

You will have the opportunity to:

  • develop your educational and vocational skills
  • develop your self confidence
  • sample a range of vocational skills and/or work placements
  • take part in a personal development programme. This may include Duke of Edinburgh and/or Ten Tors.

The course will include:

  • functional skills
  • work skills and work placement
  • personal development
  • vocational sampling
  • the opportunity to follow individual learning interests
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but desirable skills include:

  • the ability to read and recognise key words, phrases and basic numerical skills
  • the ability to understand and put into action verbal instructions
  • the ability to communicate with others appropriately
  • a desire to improve your work skills
  • a willingness to participate in all parts of the course

You will be required to attend an informal interview.

Assessments/Exams

You will have regular one-to-one tutorials throughout the course, during which your progress will be checked and your individual learning plan reviewed. Your achievement will be recorded in a progress file. You will have the opportunity to achieve recognised qualifications, if appropriate.

What's next?

Having successfully completed this course you can progress to other College courses, take up a training place or find employment.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

Full-time

Course Code: SDH2

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): £30

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 C
19 - 23 B + C(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ B + C

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.