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Employability and Life Skills

This study programme offers progression onto vocational courses within the College and the community and helps lead to eventual employment opportunities.

Employability and Life Skills

This qualification is the first step on the ladder to progressing into vocational learning; apprenticeships and employment.

This programme has three levels; Entry Level 1, Entry Level 2 and Entry Level 3.

Students on all levels of the Study Programme will gain employability skills by taking part in running our D cafe, which is located within the learning environment. Our cafe is sponsored by Covea Insurance who have provided a new Barista style coffee machine to equip our learners with skills desirable for employers.

Learners will also have the opportunity to engage in projects such as enterprise, fundraising, volunteering and work experience.

Teaching takes place in small groups in designated classrooms equipped with all the necessary resources. 

The core study programme involves:

  • ASDAN Employability
  • Personal Progress
  • BTEC Workskills Qualification¬†
  • Personal & Social Skills Development
  • Maths & English Qualifications
  • Work Experience
  • Enrichment

Individualised Additions may involve:

  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • 1:1 Literacy
  • 1:1 Numeracy
  • Volunteering
  • Travel Training
  • Lego Therapy
  • Braille
  • Makaton
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Reading Room Workshops

"Since starting college he has been happy and looks forward to going. Even in only a few weeks, we have seen him progress in strategies to manage money." - Angela Hardy, Parent

For more info please contact or call 01422 399 332.

Additionally, you can view our leaflet here.

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Calderdale College,
Francis Street,
Halifax, HX1 3UZ

+44 (0) 1422 357 357

Course Information:

+44 (0) 1422 399 399

Admissions Team:

+44 (0) 1422 399 316