Duration: 1 Year Full-time
Interview required: Y
Fee for 2016/2017 Academic Year:
£25 Student Amenities Fee paid at Registration Day
This is a full time course for people who may experience learning difficulties/disabilities. This course will help prepare you for the world of work or further education courses. You will be able to build on the skills you already have and learn new skills.
You will sample a range of vocational areas working toward a Level 1 qualification in Vocational Skills. You will gain employability skills and work towards a qualification in this area. You will also have the opportunity to participate in work experience.
Qualifications on offer
• OCN NI Award Level 1 in Vocational Skills
• OCN NI Level 1 Award in Social Media
• C&G Level 1 Award in Employability Skills
• C&G Level 1 Award in Personal and Social Skills
• Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT
Qualifications will depend on the level of the students’ abilities.
- Learning Support
- Small supported classes
- Opportunities to participate in educational and industrial visits
- Residential activities
Will I get paid?
You can apply for the Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA). You can get advice on other benefits from your local Jobs and Benefits office.
Applications for assistance with travel costs can be made to your local Educational and Library Board.
The course takes the standard Northern Regional College holidays –these are updated every year and are available on our website www.nrc.ac.uk. On commencing the course, you will be given a list of dates.
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Bronagh Martin is a past pupil of St Patricks College Maghera, she is now a student at Trostan Campus on the Aspire2work course.
Bronagh is working towards a Level 1 Catering qualification as well as Essential skills in Communication, application of number and ICT. She is also working towards a Level 1 qualification in Employability Skills which she really enjoys.
Bronagh is keen to gain work experience through the course and develop her employability skills further.