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Volunteering in Placement

During this one year course, students will carry out two days a week work experience/volunteering work, examples include working at homes for the elderly, Chiswick allotments or Crane Park.

 

All students will do the following:

  • Functional Skills in English, ICT and Maths at the relevant level
  • Independent living skills including managing money, planning and going on trips, making a simple meal, sport and healthy eating
  • Work experience – up to 2 weeks work experience. Work experience can be near to home and our past students have worked for Tesco, British Heart Foundation charity shops and Marks and Spencer food hall
  • Working in the college’s Supported Learning shop ‘Serious Snacks’
  • Working in the college’s Supported Learning vegetarian café, ‘Apple Tree Café’
  • Working in the college’s Supported Learning garden

Exam Board: OCNLR/City & Guilds


  • What will I study and learn?

    Maths, English, ICT and Preparation for Employment. Other areas covered in the course will be:

    • Work experience

    • Career planning

    • Working with others

    • Communication skills

    • Searching and applying for jobs

    • Interview skills

  • How is the course assessed?

    You will complete a series of assessed assignments throughout the course, together with practical work in literacy, numeracy and IT.

  • What skills will I need for the course?

    You need to be motivated to undertake a course that could enable you to get a job in the near future. You will need to be able to show from your previous experience that you could benefit from the course. You will need to show that you have mature outlook, that you are able to work with a degree of responsibility and that you have commitment to full time education. Students come to this course from many different backgrounds and all can do very well.

  • What formal entry requirements will I need?

    Minimum Requirements - successful interview, satisfactory reference, an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) and be fully prepared to enter the workplace.

  • What could this course lead to?

    Each learner is encouraged to think about what they would like to do in the future and to concentrate on maintaining a high level of attendance and punctuality in all lessons as well as working hard to complete their work based learning and coursework. This course is for students who wish to progress on t part-time supported employment.

  • Are there any costs involved?

    There will be some costs for cookery ingredients and trips.

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