There are no formal qualifications for this course, although we would like you to be able to show good communication skills, demonstrate you have the commitment for the course and come prepared to learn and work hard.
You will be asked to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to determine your level of English and maths. You will also be required to have an informal interview. In addition, some basic IT skills would be advantageous.
This level 2 qualification is highly regarded as an excellent stepping stone for those wanting to enter the Access to Higher Education route into university.
The Level 2 Qualification in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development is labelled as Pre-Access to Higher Education, due to its success rate in helping those who have struggled with the initials maths and English screening test for their desired Access to Higher Education choices.
What will I learn
Subjects studied will include:
• Using Calculations - the numeracy element of the course is based on developing understanding of number and data. The unit also focusses on being able to identify maths in real life situations.
• Personal Career Preparation- the career element of the course draws focus on personal progression, how you learn and what types of careers are available for those after Access and university.
• Punctuation and Grammar Skills - the English element of the course is motivated in developing understanding of punctuation and grammar. The work involved helps bring focus on essay development as well as creating a UCAS university personal statement.
How will I learn
You will learn through class sessions, which involve lectures and demonstrations. Interactive learning will include using IT and the virtual learning environment (VLE). Learners are supported and encouraged to develop independent learning techniques.
This course enables you to gain confidence as you progress onto an Access to Higher Education course and then university. We offer a wide range of Access to Higher Education courses to progress onto, including Health, Humanities and Social Sciences and Social Care Studies.
The course entails the production of an electronic portfolio of evidence to show your newly developed skills. There are various methods of assessment such as presentations, essays, individual research and homework.
We have a flexible, friendly and approachable team to help support you through this course