Name of provider

Truro and Penwith College – Truro and Penwith Campus

Name of course

Skilled for Life

Who is this course intended for?

  • Offered at Entry Level 3 / Level 1 that provides the opportunity to experience a range of vocational sectors and learning experiences
  • Aimed at post 16 students who have not yet decided on a career, or those who need more qualifications to gain entry onto other courses
  • Opportunity for one day per week work placement.

Site/s where available

Truro Campus
Penwith Campus

Key contact for questions about course

Programme Team Leader, Foundation Studies (Truro):
Theresa Edwards

Deputy Team Leders, Foundation Studies (Truro):
Steve Kenward and Lucy Sheen

Course leader Penwith Campus:
Post in transition, Jan 2020 (TBC)

Duration of course

1 to 3 years dependent on individual progression.

Age range if applicable

Post 16 Learners

Key course content and outcomes
bullet points

  • Maths, English and ICT skills at appropriate level (core)
  • Creative subjects
  • Sport and outdoor education
  • Humanities subjects
  • Cookery and Living Skills
  • Vocational choices and tasters
  • Employability Skills

Entry requirements

Entry 3 / Level 1 – course offer by College interview.

Available qualifications

  • Personal target setting and development monitoring
  • Functional Skills Maths and English – Levels 1,2 and 3
  • GCSE Maths and English (where applicable)
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze, Silver and Gold
  • Pearson Skilled for Life umbrella qualification (Award or Certificate as appropriate)

Likely progression

Further Education Courses at Progression or Diploma Levels

Additional charges for families
e.g. swimming, pocket money for shopping

Entry to public venues (if applicable)

Cookery ingredients

Personal spending money on visits

Optional expenses for families
e.g. non-essential trips

Residential visits

Timing across the week

  • Post 16 funded entitlement of 540 to 620 guided learning hours taught across three or more days of the week
  • Opportunity for weekly one day supported work experience for those ready or reaching ability to enter the workplace
  • Additional time subject to confirmation of discretionary funding

Other Information

The focus is to develop communication skills, all aspects of social inclusion and making personal choices.

For all students our aim is to promote lifelong learning.

Destination other Further Education courses, Employment.

Contact Truro and Penwith College

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