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This is a bespoke course aiming to prepare students for future paid employment, developing working skills and independent living and working towards a Supported Internship. Its aims are to find work placements in the learners’ area of interested where they can learn new skills on the job. Throughout the year individuals will have taster sessions in a variety of areas, allowing more flexibility when it comes to choosing a chosen career path in the future. The course leads to the Supported Internship study programme, where our learners can experience work in real employment roles within the community while benefiting from a high level of support.

Links to Work

The Links to Work course is typically a follow up path after our students have completed the Towards Independence and Work programme. This course aims to prepare students for future paid employment, developing working skills and independent living and working towards a Supported Internship as part of our Into Work programme. It aims to build up students' confidence and abilities to continue their training towards a professional life. The course involves practicing interview skills, participating in varied work experience, and completing CV's all to help them progress into the working world.  Learners also continue working on their Maths and English skills in order to once again prepare them for employment, as well as taking part in activities to support their own health and wellbeing.

Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship

Laboratory technicians work in a wide range of organisations, including chemical, primary and secondary pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products, nuclear companies and analytical science services. A laboratory technician may carry out both routine and one-off laboratory testing and perform a variety of technical support functions across the organisation. In any context working safety and ethically is paramount and many companies operate under highly regulated conditions because of the need to control the quality and safety of products, for example medicines. Laboratory technicians are expected to work both individually and as part of a team. They are able to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work that is undertaken. They are proactive in finding solutions to problems and identifying areas for improving the business.

Law A Level (BTEC Certificate & Extended Certificate)

The BTEC Law course gives you an understanding of the English legal system and will not only give you a taste of what it is like to study law but also what it is may be like to work in the legal profession. This course is designed to provide you with the skills that you will require working in the legal sector. However it is also a recognised Level 3 qualification which is accepted by most universities. This qualification may be mixed with other A Levels to provide access to higher education, or used directly to help secure employment within various sectors, including the legal sector.

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  • Level: 5
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Throughout the year

Leadership and Management Level 5 Certificate

The Level 5 qualification in Leadership and Management, designed for middle managers, is designed to develop personal management capabilities and grow professional management skills including decision-making, managing team dynamics and delegation capability. Learners will complete a number of units and each unit will require a piece of work to be submitted and all deadlines will be provided during the induction.

In addition to monthly classes all learners will be expected to complete independent study outside of the classroom. This varies from week to week but could include set readings, research or gathering information from within the workplace.

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  • Level: 4
  • Study Mode: Part-time
  • Start Date: Friday, 15 October 2021 | Friday, 11 February 2022

Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice

For senior practitioners with the responsibility for leading the strategic IQA plan for a centre / organisation. This Award consists of 3 units. 

  • Level: 2
  • Study Mode: Online Learning
  • Start Date: Throughout the year

Lean Organisation Management Techniques

A lean organisation provides the greatest customer value with the fewest resources, a philosophy increasingly important in today's competitive business market. A sound understanding of the concept and benefits of a lean environment, as well as knowledge of business techniques and working in teams, is essential. Our nationally recognised qualification is designed to provide individuals with an appreciation and understanding of some key principles of lean organisation management.

Level 1 Skills for Working in Adult, Health and Child Care Sectors

This qualification supports learners embarking on their first experience of work in the Health, Adult Care and Child Care sectors - as part of a work placement, work experience or in supporting the unemployed in their return to work.

This qualification is for learners wishing to gain an understanding of the Health, Adult Care and Child Care sectors alongside gaining essential employability knowledge and skills. On completion learners will be able to understand and demonstrate suitable work, personal skills, attitudes, thinking and behaviour and will be more confident at interview, when completing an application or on their first day working in the Health, Adult Care and Child Care sectors.

The course runs for 5 days per week, 09:30-15:00

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Apprenticeship

The Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Apprenticeship addresses a wide range of skills essential for working in the industry. General course core units (knowledge & skills and competence) include: health and safety in the motor industry, roles and responsibilities, workshop tools and equipment.
Technical units include: routine maintenance, engines, lubrication and cooling, fuel, ignition and air and exhaust, skills in engine units and components, electrical units, chassis systems, transmission system, inspecting using prescribed methods.