Skills for Life and Work


As an apprentice you learn and earn at the same time. Our new Traineeship programme offers work experience as well as college-based vocational learning. We also offer a Skills for Life and Work course which paves the way for further training or employment

What is Skills for Life and Work?

Skills for Life and Work is designed for young people aged 16 - 17, with extended age eligibility for young people with a disability up to age 22 and up to age 24 for those from an in-care background.

As all new entrants will need a training credit from the Careers Service, please speak to a member of our Training Organisation team who will provide further advice and guidance.

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What will you learn with Skills for Life and Work?

The programme guarantees training up to 104 weeks (156 weeks for those with a disability) with non-means tested EMA of £40 per week (Correct Feb 2019).

You will complete:

  • Vocational qualification.
  • Employability and Personal Development qualifications.
  • Essential Skills – Literacy, Numeracy, ICT.
  • Work Placement / College Projects.

Why?

Skills for Life and Work is delivered across three strands

Skills for Your Life will help you address personal and development needs and gain skills and qualifications you need to get a job or progress to higher level education or training.

Skills for Work Level 1 and 2 will help you gain skills and vocationally related professional and technical qualifications. They enable you to gain employment or progress to the next level of training provision, to further education or an apprenticeship.

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How?

As all new entrants will need a training credit from the Careers Service, please speak to a member of our Training Organisation team who will provide further advice and guidance.

You can contact us at:

  • Downpatrick Campus 028 4461 1517
  • Lisburn Campus - 1105 9262 6798
  • Bangor / Newtownards Campus 028 9127 6827

Once you have decided upon your course of study, you should look for a placement provider. You must also complete an on-line application on the college website for your chosen course.

List Courses for Skills for Life and Work.