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Overview

This course is for students who want to explore their employment choices and pathways. The course will help you to decide your career pathway through industry visits, work experience and/or placement opportunities.

Course description

This course is for students who are working at around Entry Level 3. You will explore opportunities to get into placements and work experience. You will also visit employers to get an insight into the skills and qualifications needed to follow their career pathway.

You will be based with our partner organisation called Communicate2U in partnership with Coventry University based in Cotteridge. The course is delivered from Cotteridge church and you will attend visits, industry tours, placements and work experiences.

You will be allocated a personal tutor who will support you throughout your course and meet with you once a week to ensure you are making progress and feel supported.

Read about Adam, our award winning supported internship student who is loving coming to college and has gained confidence: https://www.sccb.ac.uk/latest-news/item/716-award-winning-student-loving-his-supported-internship

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

  • Improving your confidence and independence *Improving your communication and customer service skills
  • Improving your employability skills
  • Help with job searches and preparation for interviews
  • Help with career choices Improving your maths and English You will have full support in finding work experience or placement opportunities

Student Comments

"This course is exactly what my son needs. He is leaving and coming home independently, normally he doesn’t leave the house without me.

He is happy with the course and his confidence is gradually growing. I am confident he will in time be able to ask for advice, go to a job interview and become a more independent person.

I am so happy that the course is available to help people in my son’s situation. So he will grow into the adult I would love him to be. To teach him and guide him of what is expected of him. But most importantly, his increasing confidence.” Mother of Student 2019

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year £900.00- Exam Fee:£163 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ September 2021, Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.