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In Short

Lessons are designed to help you settle into the college environment and to prepare you for progressing onto a level 1 course or a supported internship. You will learn a range of skills that will help you to prepare for employment. Preparation for work will include independent travel training (if required), CV writing, interview and job searching skills, recognising employment opportunities, health and safety and customer care. You will develop practical skills during work experience in our Fleet shop, the Lounge Deli or other areas of college, progressing to work experience in the community when you are ready. You will have the opportunity to engage in conservation and sustainability projects. Support is available to meet the individual needs of our students.


Entry Requirements

No specific entry requirements are required, but students must show, through an interview, commitment to the course.

Course Content

New skills will be learnt and qualifications obtained through work experience in the College’s retail shops, Lounge Deli and garden area or across the various college departments.

The qualifications are:

  • Award/Certificate/Diploma in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development Entry Level 3
  • English, Maths and ICT.

The qualifications involves:

  • practical activities such as retail, catering and horticulture in a working environment
  • the chance to take part in activities such as sport, art and performing arts
  • taster sessions in other vocational areas of the College
  • two-night residential outing to develop team skills and independence
  • job seeking and employability skills
  • team skills
  • skills for gaining employment
  • health and safety
  • food hygiene
  • serving food and drink
  • healthy living
  • sport
  • discovering the community
  • have fun investigating leisure activities in the local area.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed through a portfolio of evidence; these can be written pieces, witness statements practical tasks or photographs.


On successful completion of this course, progression may be possible to a Level 1 Routes Into course, New Directions or a supported internship.


If you are aged 16-18 as of 31st August on the year of enrolment – no course fee. If you are over 19 as of 31st August and enrolling on a full-time programme of study a tuition fee will be applicable in most cases. Bursary Funds There are financial support arrangements for 16-18 year olds and hardship funds available for the over 19s. Please contact our Information Centre for details of costs and concessions on 01305 208808 or email: Further Information and How to Apply For further information and to obtain an application form please contact the Information Centre on 01305 208808 or email: Alternatively, you can register your interest on Rehabilitation of Offenders To help us look after students and assess risks, you will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions when you apply for a course at Weymouth College. We are committed to providing an inclusive learning environment for all. We welcome people with additional learning needs and/or disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds in all minority groups within the community, ensuring students receive fair treatment when studying at Weymouth College. Copies of the Equality and Diversity policy can be found on the Weymouth College website. Transport and Travel For full information on our subsidised travel routes can be found on the Weymouth College website. The details in this leaflet are correct at time of printing and may be subject to change. Please visit our course finder at for the latest course information.

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