OCNWM Certificate in Skills for Living and Work Entry Level 2

Course information

This course is designed for those learners who have yet to decide which vocational area interests them, allowing for tasters in the different work environments, whilst continuing to develop their independent living skills.

As part of the course, students are encouraged to try out the different work areas we have available at Petty Pool. These include Animal Care, Horticulture, Conservation and Retail and Catering. Tasters happen both on and off-site throughout the year, helping students to gain a real insight into each industry, whilst developing transferable work skills. Students also continue to develop their independence skills, both in the community, undertaking travel training, and domestically, in our own in-house flat.

As part of the study programme, all learners undertake work placements. The Preparation for Work group runs a weekly pop-up café in Sandiway Library, serving hot drinks and cakes made by the Hospitality & Catering students. Learners also have weekly visits working at Dairy House Farm, where they help care for the animals and help with conservation projects.

All students, whatever vocational pathway they take, will have individualised Functional Skills sessions (Maths & English) and undertake qualifications whenever possible. They also have weekly Life Skills sessions to develop Independence and Enrichment, where they choose from a range of leisure clubs.