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Engage Post 16

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Job opportunities after this course: 

The Engage programme is designed to prepare you for employment or further education or training. You will learn and practice the skills that many employers may be looking for in an employee. The course is also great to get you back into education and will prepare you for further study at an appropriate level. There may also be opportunities to progress into an apprenticeship or to further training in a particular area.

Overview of the course: 

Engage is an Employability programme which will cover a range of activities to help you to gain more confidence in choosing/achieving your next step. You will work towards an Employability Qualification, as well as a Maths and/or English qualification if required. Preparation for work will be undertaken in the classroom environment as well as an opportunity to gain work place skills out on a placement. Classroom activities will include theory sessions as well as an opportunity for group work, discussions and IT work, and there will also be an element of self-directed study included in the programme.

Entry requirements: 

There are no formal entry requirements. The programme is aimed at learners who are not currently in education, employment or training.


Topics covered in the course include:

•CV Writing
•Application Forms
•Interview Techniques
•Planning for Progression
•Personal Budgeting
•Team Building

How is the course assessed?: 

You will be assessed throughout the course by completing a portfolio in which evidence will be collected and presented. Maths and English will be assessed by presentations and examinations.

Further study options after this course: 

Progression to a specific vocational area within College or employment.

Length of the course: 

The programme is individualised to learner’s needs and levels. Your programme could be 6 weeks, 10 weeks, 26 weeks or 36 weeks; dependent on the time of year you commence and your individual goals.


Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

Student's will be invited to start upon successful application

More important information about this course:


This course is free
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (25 May 2018 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve
Other comments by students on this course are:

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How to apply: 

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Alternatively, if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply over the phone or using a paper-based application form, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

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