Skills for Learning and Work - Year 1


19 Aug 2024


13 Jun 2025

A work preparation course with a strong emphasis on practical skills, which includes Catering, Childcare, First Aid and Employability skills. In addition, the core skills of Communication, Numeracy and Digital Skills are developed as an integral part of the course. The course includes work placements with local employers. Students work towards SQA units and group awards.

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National Certificate at SCQF Level 2/3


Full-time 36 weeks, up to 3 days per week in College / online and 1 day per week on placement ,


Scottish Borders Campus

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Entry requirements

This course is for young people, aged 16-19, who have received additional support for learning at school. Referral would normally be made following school transition review meetings. Referrals are also made through SDS (Skills Development Scotland)/Careers and direct applicants.

Progression opportunities

Skills for Learning and Work Year 2, supported employment, employment training or other College programmes in a range of vocational areas.


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