What Our Life Skills Students Say
If you want to develop your skills and improve your chances of getting a job or moving on to further courses, then a Life Skills course might be right for you. These courses are ideal if you are currently working at Entry Level 3 or Level 1. They are also ideal for those of you who are ESOL students, looking to improve your English.
Your studies will include:
- Accredited qualifications to help you progress on to other college courses
- Transferable skills that can be used in all future courses
- Educational visits and trips
- Guest speakers
- Enrichment activities
- Work Experience placement
- There will be a cost for trips and possibly other relevant items relating to your course
- Financial help is available, please contact Client Services on 020 8651 1131 for more details
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) – Entry Level 1, 2 and 3
Entry Requirements: These qualifications are for 16-18 year olds only. You will have an assessment to ensure you are placed on the right level of course when you are interviewed
Assessment: ESOL exams
WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
ESOL at John Ruskin College offers you a dynamic and professional approach to learning; speaking and listening, reading and writing. You can come and improve your English in a supportive, engaging and peaceful environment. Our highly qualified teachers will enable you to achieve English and Mathematics qualifications at the appropriate level for you which will provide you with the skills you need to progress to our vocational courses in the future.
Your course will include educational and cultural visits, extra-curricular activities, an engaging curriculum focused on gaining the skills needed to participate in everyday life in the UK. You will learn about the world of work and participate in work experience.
- Speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
- Employability and personal development
- Functional Skills Maths
- Progress to additional ESOL courses
- Vocational Studies Level 1 at JRC, which will then provide the opportunity to progress on to other vocational courses within the College
- Increased access to employment opportunities through improved language skills
Vocational Studies – Level 1
Entry Requirements: No formal qualifications are required. However you must show through initial assessment that you are working towards English and Maths at Level 1. A positive attitude is needed and a willingness to undertake a range of College activities with a focus on excellent attendance and punctuality.
Assessment: Coursework and Exams
WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?
This course is designed to enable you to learn and develop independent study skills, time management, employability skills and vocational knowledge, and will provide you with the confidence to effectively progress in education and life. As well as developing transferrable skills, the certificate in Vocational Studies will also introduce you to some of the key curriculum areas within the College including Business, Creative Media, Science and Sport and will enable you to decide on the career path best suited to you.
- Developing a personal progression plan
- Being organised
- Keeping active and healthy
- Carrying out a scientific experiment
- Recording income and expenditure
- Progression to Level 2 qualifications in the College or other Level 2 courses
- Employment in entry-level positions in a range of industries
ALL COURSES CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE