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C&G Entry Level Certificate in Skills for Working Life (Entry 2)(Houghall)

Course Level: 

Entry 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

The course is an excellent entry into college life and leads onto further progression within the department, either at the Houghall or Peterlee Campus.

Overview of the course: 

All students are required to attend college for 3 days per week, from 9: 00am until 4. 15pm. During their time in college, they will undertake 9 hours of practical vocational learning, 3 hours of maths and English, 1 hour each of Personal and Social Development, Tutorial and Personal Centred Planning and 2 hours of work experience.

Entry requirements: 

Participation in education pre 16 Entry onto any course at East Durham College is subject to final approval from the Assistant Principal. Where relevant, the term ‘entry requirements’ also includes DBS checks, references, fitness to practice, etc.

Topics: 

Ceramics, Catering and Horticulture
Recognise use & care for tools
Make a familiar journey safely
Identify hazards in familiar settings
Improve Personal manner and conduct
Dealing with problems in daily life
Working as part of a group
Healthy living
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How is the course assessed?: 

You will be assessed throughout the course.

Further study options after this course: 

Progression within entry level programmes, supported employment, employment, voluntary sector, supported internship or access to a mainstream course within a specific vocational area.

Length of the course: 

1 year - full time (3 days per week).

Campus: 

Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2019

More important information about this course:

Fees: 

Free if you are under the age of 19 on the 31st August 2019

Free if you are under 25 on the 31st August 2019 with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan

Free if you are aged 19-23 on 31st August 2019 and do not already have a full Level 2 qualification – contact us to check your qualifications

Free if you are unemployed and in receipt of eligible benefits – contact us to check if you are eligible

Free if you are employed and your income is less than £16,009.50

If you do not meet the above criteria and need to pay fees they are:

£451.00

Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.

*you must have been a legal resident of the UK/EU for the last 3 years

City & Guilds Group Bursaries
C&G run their own bursary programme to help people who are financially unable to complete one of their qualifications. They award bursaries twice a year for people who wish to study for a City & Guilds qualification, but lack the funds. Their bursaries are grants that cover costs arising as a result of taking one of their qualifications which can include course and/or exam fees, learning materials, travel and childcare. For more detail on the criteria and how to apply, please visit https://www.cityandguildsgroup.com/bursaries

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (17 Jul 2019 21:10) 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:

'I am good at boxercise and I am doing really well this year, meeting new friends in College.'

'I would like to do another year at foundations studies.'

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How to apply: 

To apply online for this course, please click on the 'Apply for this course' button below.
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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