If you’re thinking about career options and what to do next, why not try this course and learn the skills that employers want? We’ll help familiarise you with some of the practical and personal skills that employers expect in a vocational area of your choice.

Age groups

14-16, 16-18, 19+

What courses can I choose?

CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
Skills for Employment, Training and Personal DevelopmentE1-3Award, certificate or diplomaNOCN
Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development1 & 2Award, certificate or diplomaNOCN
Employability Skills1 & 2Award, certificate or diplomaCity & Guilds

What will I learn?

You’ll choose personal development options, depending on your individual needs, such as:

  • personal career planning
  • improving your confidence
  • preparing for an interview
  • preparing for work
  • customer service skills

In one of the vocational pathways below:

  • animal care
  • art and design
  • building and construction
  • business skill and customer service
  • childcare and young parents
  • hair and beauty
  • heath and social care
  • hospitality and catering
  • motor vehicle
  • retail
  • sport and leisure
  • warehousing and forklift truck driving

What qualification will I have?

Depending on which course you take, you’ll have an award, a certificate or a diploma.

How do I complete the course?

You’ll be assessed through a portfolio, an exam or a range of practical activities.

What can I do next?

This course will help you decide which areas interest you most and what to do next. You should feel more confident and be able to apply for one of our other courses, or a job.