College to Continue Successful Diploma in Employability and Development Skills

Oswestry, United Kingdom, August 18, 2017 --( North Shropshire College (NSC) is once again offering the exciting and diverse Employability and Development Skills course this September. The course is run in partnership with Open College Network (OCN) West Midlands and is delivered at the Oswestry and Walford Campuses. The OCN Level 1 Diploma offers students with additional support needs and learning difficulties the opportunity to pick several different pathways, for example; Hospitality and Catering, Construction, Sport and Leisure, Land Based Studies and many more. Several taster sessions will be included to enable students to sample each course before choosing their preferred subject area.

As well as enabling the students to select their desired pathways, the course includes several interesting core modules focussing on Money management, CV writing, Employability and Interview skills to better prepare the students for their future. Two weeks of work experience is included in the course to enable the students to practice and develop their new skills in a workplace setting. Pastoral support is also provided within the course such as One to One tutorial meetings and workshops.

Anna Thomas, Curriculum Manager in Independent Living, Resilience and Child and Healthcare Studies comments, “The flexibility of the OCN West Midlands units has allowed NSC to create bespoke vocational programmes of study linked to key growth sectors in the area. This has further enhanced the employability opportunities for learners and will help them develop their vocational, personal, social and employability skills to prepare them for further study, employment and independence.”

The Employability and Development course is part of a varied curriculum of courses provided by NSC’s Independent Living department, which includes both the Entry Level Diploma in Living Independently and the Entry Level Diploma in Employability and Development Skills (Entry Level 3).

For more information, about Independent Living Courses, or to find out about full time courses offered at NSC, please call the Admissions Team on 01691 688080.
North Shropshire College
Lucy Evans
01691 688039