Skills for Working Life

Skills for Working Life

This qualification will help you to develop the personal and work-related skills that could enable you to progress into further learning or supported employment, or enhance your independent living skills. You can also choose specialist units or develop the kind of skills and ability that are of interest to you. By taking units in areas which you enjoy, you will also boost your confidence.

This qualification is suitable for learners of all ages looking to develop a wide range of personal, interpersonal and work-related skills.

Entry Level 2

At Entry 2, you will use skills, knowledge and understanding to carry out simple, familiar tasks and activities with guidance from your tutor or assessor.

What careers can it lead to?

This qualification could lead to you leading a more independent life, using skills that you have learned to help you with tasks in the home, personal activities, or those that can assist you with dealing with the outside world. This qualification could also lead you to some supported employment activities, where you could be helping someone else perform their job

How long will this qualification take?  

  • 10 weeks at 1 day per week/ 5 weeks at 2 days per week

Is this course certified?

  • Yes, you will receive a City & Guilds Entry Level Certificate in Skills for Working Life: Land Based
  • It is worth 6 credits

Which days of the week is this offered?

  • Wednesday afternoons, Thursday and Fridays throughout the year. 

Do I need any special clothing or equipment?

  • You will need overalls and steel toe cap boots, which we can order for you.  All other equipment and personal protective equipment is provided

Where will it take place?

  • You will be based at the Humboldt Field Studies Centre and will work within our Marefield Corner woodland and kitchen garden, as well as working across the wider farm

Typical Group Size

  • Group sizes will vary but will generally be no more than 6 service users

How much does this qualification cost?

  • Please enquire for details

Entry Level 3

At Entry 3 you will make use of skills knowledge or understanding to carry out structured tasks and activities in familiar contexts with appropriate guidance where needed

What careers can it lead to?

This qualification could lead to you leading a more independent life, using skills that you have learned to help you with tasks in the home, personal activities, or those that can assist you with dealing with the outside world. This qualification could also lead you to some supported employment activities, where you could be helping someone else perform their job, or progressing to a job under supervision. You might progress to a Level 1 qualification in a subject area that interests you.

How long will this qualification take?  

  • 33 weeks at 1 day per week/ 16 weeks at 2 days per week
  • If you are attending in term time only, this could be flexible to enable you to get your qualification in one academic year

Please note: the above details are based on the minimum amount of time needed to complete the qualification.  The actual time may be longer depending upon the service user’s needs and abilities.

Is this course certified?

  • Yes, you will receive a City & Guilds Entry Level Certificate in Skills for Working Life
  • It is worth 22 credits

Which days of the week is this offered?

  • Thursday and Fridays throughout the year. 

Do I need any special clothing or equipment?

  • You will need overalls and steel toe cap boots, which we can order for you.  All other equipment and personal protective equipment is provided

Where will it take place?

  • You will be based at the Humboldt Field Studies Centre and will work within our Marefield Corner woodland and kitchen garden, as well as working across the wider farm

Typical Group Size

  • Group sizes will vary but will generally be no more than 6 service users

How much does this qualification cost?

  • Please enquire for more details