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Level 1 Award Employability Skills

Subject Area

Skills for Independence, Life & Work

Student Type


Study Mode

Distance Learning

Course Type

Adult Further Education

What is the course about?

This qualification aims to develop and enhance skills required for the working environment and improve learners’ confidence and communication skills in order to prepare them for employment or for a change in employment.

It is a short introduction for anyone preparing to enter the world of work. The course is also suitable for anyone already working who wishes to formalise and further develop their existing experience and skills. The qualification is also suitable for learners undertaking larger programmes of study in related industries (healthcare, sport etc). In addition, the qualification provides a basis for those who may wish to progress to further study and development.

Why should I choose the course?

The course offers a flexible learning experience and focuses on key employability skills.

What will I learn?

During this course, you will cover four topics including:

  • Understanding Mindset: You will understand how employability can be affected by mindset, focusing on the key qualities sought by employers.
  • Understanding Motivation: You will be introduced to an exploration of what motivates or demotivates people and the impact this can have.
  • Dealing with your first day at work: You will cover the importance of first impressions, understanding where you fit with others and in the organisation, and who they have to work with and report to.
  • Working in a team: You will be introduced to some of the basic skills needed to work in a team in a work context.

What will the course lead on to?

We offer a wide range of other accredited and non-accredited courses for adults.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

The college offers a range of flexible learning opportunities to learners. Our teachers are highly experienced and skilled in their specialist professional sectors and enhance the courses they teach on with their excellent industry links. In 2019/20, 97% of adult learners stated that they were developing their employability skills and 96% agreed that they would recommend their course to a friend.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, as this course is delivered via online learning platforms, learners should be confident in using a computer.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There are no additional costs associated with this course but students will need access to a computer and WiFi to complete their studies.

Careers Information

Course options

Start Any Time

20 Weeks
Class Times
Distance Learning
In your own time
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
Contact College

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Fees Information
This course is FREE* if in receipt of an eligible benefit or your income is below £20,319. This course is free for residents of Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. *Ts&Cs apply.

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