Preparation for Work, Life and Learning

Our courses prepare you for independent living, work or further study.

About Preparation for Work, Life and Learning

Our Preparation for Work, Life and Study courses support you to develop your skills for life, including how to access the community, how to live independently, how to communicate effectively or help you develop the skills to go on to a further study. We take an individual approach – working with you to develop your confidence, abilities and independence. There are three entry routes, which all have different routes of progression for your next step.

Towards Independence: These programmes aim to develop learners’ independent living skills for life, community participation and offer an introduction to work skills. You then have an opportunity to progress on to a work or life skills specific course. Above all we aim to meet your individual needs and work with you to improve your life chances.

Towards Study: These programmes include Vocational Access and Skills for Progression in College and support you to develop your skills for further progression in college. You will try out a wide range of vocational career pathways in college including Catering, Construction Trades, IT, Creative Arts, Health and Social Care, Public Services, Business and Sport. This helps you to make an informed choice about your future. Through the course you will also develop your literacy, application of number and IT skills.

Towards Work: Our Work and Life Skills courses develop your personal and employability skills
for the future jobs market. These programmes offer work experience elements where you’ll get a
chance to put what you have learned into practice and build on your CV.

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We have many progression opportunities with agreements with specialist training agencies, Project SEARCH and all vocational courses within the College.

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One of our progression opportunities is this exciting course in partnership with ELITE Supported Employment agency and Cardiff University. You will have an internship within Cardiff University, whilst being supported in gaining employment at the end of the year.

All Preparation for Work, Life and Learning options

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Vocational Access
Only 4 places left
L1 L2 Full Time 31 August 2020 Barry Campus Cardiff West Community High School City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Vocational Access Work Skills
Only 2 places left
L1 Full Time 31 August 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus
Ministry of Life
L1 L2 Full Time 21 September 2020 28 September 2020 12 April 2021 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Towards Independence
EL1 Full Time 31 August 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Work and Life Skills
EL2 EL3 Full Time 31 August 2020 4 January 2021 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff Llanrumney Hall
Project Search Internships
Course full
EL1 EL3 Full Time 14 September 2020 21 September 2020 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Skills for Progression in College
Only 1 places left
EL3 Full Time 31 August 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Vocational Access Gateway
Course full
EL3 Full Time 31 August 2020 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff East Cardiff Campus