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This 1-year course is suitable for anyone who has not yet met the entry requirements for any of our other courses. It is ideal for those who feel less confident about studying or who would benefit from working in a smaller more flexible environment with support, and is also suitable for anyone who has been out of education. The course is made up of a range of interesting units leading to Level 2 certificates in employability skills and occupational studies for the workplace, with no exams. The course is a good stepping-stone towards higher level study at the college, or into an apprenticeship or employment.

It is an NCFE Certificate in Employability Skills with units of study covering the following unit titles:

  • Understanding Mindset
  • Understanding Motivation
  • Understanding work principles
  • Presenting yourself
  • Creative thinking
  • Managing a project
  • Using online collaborative workplace tools
  • Job search skills
  • Job application skills
  • Interview skills

NCFE courses support progression and this certificate will be taken alongside the certificate in Occupational Studies in the Workplace.

We work closely with our Progression + team to provide advice, support with CV writing, job applications and interview skills.

One of the most enjoyable units in this certificate is Managing a Project, where students are able to organise a charity event and raise money for a charity of their choice.

English and Maths GCSE retakes for students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 in either or both subjects.

Academic skills support sessions covering effective writing, reading, working with numbers and study skills for effective learning.


You will need a minimum of two GCSEs at Grade 3.

The course is intended to be accessible to a wide
range of learners of all abilities, especially those who have been out of education, or those who need additional level two qualifications, or those who want to be ‘work ready’ by acquiring additional transferrable soft skills.

It is made up of two related qualifications: Level 2 Certificate in Employability Skills and Level 2 Certificate in Occupational Studies for the Workplace and can be studied alongside English and Maths GCSE if a Grade 4 has not already been achieved.

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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