Level 1 Work Ready Course in Newcastle | Nacro Education
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Work Ready Level 1

Course code: C001366

Course overview

If you are undecided on your future or we don’t offer the course that meets your career goals, then our work ready courses will offer you real life experience in a setting of your choice. While at the same time allowing you to upskill and work towards qualifications that will support your future career requirements.

What will I learn?

This course will help you decide on your career goals with the dedicated programme focused on employability and careers-related learning which is supplemented by a work experience placement. The programme offers an opportunity for young people to raise their aspirations, improve confidence and motivation, whilst learning skills that are relevant to further study, employment and personal development.


Some of the modules you will study are:

• Preparation for work
• Job seeking skills
• Skills for independent life
• Building a personal career portfolio
• Recognising volunteering opportunities


You will be required to complete a range of written assignments and build portfolios. You will also be required to demonstrate some skills whilst being observed by your tutor.

Work experience

You will do at least two weeks of work experience to support your studies, gain experience and potentially develop contacts with future employers. Our team will help you secure a work placement and will provide you with everything required for you to attend your placement.

Enrichment opportunities

There are a variety of enrichment opportunities on offer throughout the year, including trips and external visits.

Career and progression

This course would give you the opportunity to progress to other courses or progression into employment.

What makes our Get Set! courses different?

Each Get Set! course at Nacro Newcastle Education Centre is designed to accelerate your learning and enable you to identify and make progress towards your aspirations. We combine vocational learning with essential English and mathematics qualifications, enriching experiences and workplace encounters to equip you for career success.

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Our Work Ready Level 1 course at Newcastle has been crafted to enable you to:

  • Develop industry-specific skills through hands on vocational training.
  • Improve your English, maths, and digital literacy to strengthen your foundations for work and life*.
  • Participate in a range of work experience and employment opportunities to gain insight and additional knowledge.
  • Gain vital skills for the workplace including communication, problem solving, teamworking, interview practice and CV writing.
  • Participate in a range of activities, opportunities, team collaboration challenges and educational site visits that enable personal development through real experiences.

*GCSE/Functional Skills English and maths are only required if you haven’t already gained a level 4 or above.

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