Inspire Diploma in Skills for Working Life (Entry 3) | Kirkley Hall Campus | LBI0334F |Northumberland College
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Inspire Diploma in Skills for Working Life (Entry 3)

Kirkley Hall Campus
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Award, Certificate and/or Diploma in Skills for Working Life Entry Level 2 and Entry Level 3

Start Date:
10 September

Who is the course for?

This is a 5 days a week course and designed for students who have an EHCP, ASC, moderate and or mild learning difficulties, working at a minimum of Entry Level 2 and Entry Level 3.

The teaching and support staff team work with the learners in safe, nurturing and supported classroom and practical environments. The tutors and support staff work with the students to develop personal strategies to enable students to build and develop existing personal and social skills.

You will increase your independence and social skills, develop self-awareness, confidence and learn to make informed choices. You will develop your team working and communication skills whilst working to gain nationally recognised accreditations at Entry Level 2 and Entry Level 3 in Skills for Working Life which will include; Enterprise activities, budgeting, solving problems, personal presentation and safety, healthy living, effective communication and promoting independent living skills.

You will also develop maths and English skills through accredited qualifications.

Following successful completion of this course you will be able to make application to our Level 1 courses, voluntary work or supported employment.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

There is no requirement for any formal qualification, all you need is commitment and desire to achieve more.

What will I study on the course?

You will study topics such as horticulture, enterprise projects and animal care with taster event days in mechanics, catering, carpentry Hair and beauty.

Learning opportunities are developed within Kirkley Hall campus, using a variety of practical activities and classroom based sessions including use of the wider community.

You will be assessed through a combination of continual formal and informal assessments and in providing a portfolio. This is evidence that you can do the tasks involved and your tutor will help you with this.

You will also develop English and maths skills through accredited qualifications.

Award, Certificate and/or Diploma in Skills for Working Life Entry Level 2 and Entry Level 3

After completing the course you could progress on to a level 1 course in your chosen area.

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here

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