Employability Skills

Employability Skills is a new course based at both our campuses. It is designed to act as a transition year if you’re looking for further education or move onto employment, but need some support to get there.

You will develop transferable skills to increase your independence at home and in the community, with embedded functional skills. You will learn to take responsibility for your own learning and recognise your strengths and areas you need to develop.

Personal development sessions will support and guide you through a range of generic and life skills in order to support your core study programme and to develop wider skills for progressing to further education and/or employment.

The Pearson Level 1 Award in Workskills focuses on preparing you for employment covering
areas such as CV writing, applying for a job and preparing for interview.

Jamie’s home cooking skills Level 1 & 2 focus on increasing independence by developing skills needed to plan and prepare home cooked meals.

You will also have the opportunity to access a range of other courses at Oaklands including animal care and motor vehicle maintenance to get a taster with support before applying for a place next year. We invite applications from students from mainstream schools.

Find out more

If you're not sure about the programme or have any questions, our staff would be happy to assist. Please contact us on 01727 737000 or email duncan.clark@oaklands.ac.uk.