This short course follows on from the New Opportunities course and is specifically designed to support 16-18 years olds to identify their next steps towards employment and/or Further Education. It will provide students with opportunities to develop core transferable skills such as teamwork and communication along with identifying and addressing individual barriers to learning.
When will I start the course and how long will it take?
This course has various start dates throughout the year, and lasts for 24 weeks (2 terms).
What will I study?
During the course students will:
- Explore personal strengths and barriers and develop skills that can be transferable in education and the workplace
- Develop an understanding of the workplace including areas such as timekeeping, appearance, behaviours and developing communication skills.
- Take part in teamwork activities
- Develop formal maths and English skills – GCSE or Functional Skills
How is it assessed?
You will build a portfolio of work which shows what you have achieved throughout the course and you will also receive regular, informal reviews.
Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?
You don’t need any qualifications to join Directions, just a desire to make a positive change in your life.
What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?
Once you have completed the course, you can progress on to a full-time course at level 1 or 2 at the college, or into employment.
Any further information?
Ref: Maxine Jones