The Skills for Work and Life course is similar to our main 'Get into College' programme but is aimed at young people who would benefit from some time to get used to college and its surroundings before joining a main programme in the future.
Students on our Skills for Work and Life courses may have an EHC plan or may struggle in larger groups. We try to cater for individual needs within our Foundation Learning department to provide an inclusive, positive, quality learning environment for all. Students study a timetable comprising of English, maths, employability and personal development along with tasters of different vocational areas delivered throughout the year.
The course is open to all 16-18 year olds or 16-24 year olds with and Education health Care Plan (EHCP)
The course includes GCSE or Functional Skills Maths and English, as well as Entry Level 3 or Level 1 Introductory Certificate/Diploma in Vocational Studies with a range of different vocational options such as:
- Health & Social Care
- Animal Care
- Construction skills
- Motor vehicle skills
You will also take part in a community based project.
You will study up to a maximum of sixteen hours per week over four days. Classes generally run between 9am-4pm but may vary. Timetables will be given to all students during enrolment and induction week
Entry Level 3 or Level 1 Introductory Certificate/Diploma in Vocational Studies
GCSE or Functional Skills Maths
GCSE or Functional Skills English
Assessment will include:
- Course work
- Online tests
- Written exams
Some parts of the course will be assessed by course tutors and verified by an awarding body.
Fill out an application form and we will invite you in for an interview.
There are no formal entry requirements. Applicants will be asked to complete an initial assessment in maths and English. You will also be asked for a reference.
The course is offered at both sites (Woodlands & Blossomfield).
If you have a learning difficulty or disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.
Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.
How much will this course cost?
Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to do this course?
You will be need to provide all basic stationery including pens, pencils, paper, plastic wallets, folders plus any additional stationery which is required for your course.
There may be additional costs for trips throughout the year but these will total no more than £25.
Our courses are designed for to enable you to improve your skills in order to progress on to level 1 and vocational courses, supported internships, training or employment.