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Employability Skills Awards Entry Level 3 NCFE

  • Overview of the course

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    This qualification aims to develop and enhance skills required for the working environment and improve learners’ confidence and communication skills in order to prepare them for employment or for a change in employment.
  • What you'll learn

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    While completing this qualification, learners may develop the knowledge, understanding and essential skills employers look for in employees. These range from familiar ‘key skills’ such as team working, independent learning and problem solving, to more tricky-to-measure skills such as:
     an appreciation for appropriate behaviour and dress
     appropriate interpersonal skills
     communicating with professional colleagues/peers and/or hierarchical seniors
     supporting other aspiring employees
     personal manners and deportment
  • Entry requirements

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    There are no entry requirements for this course and we welcome applicants who wish to improve their skills and prepare themselves for employment.
    You maybe required to undertake an informal discussion with your tutor to check your suitability for this course.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    This course is assessed in a variety of ways:
    Class/group discussions
    You will also be undertaking independent research on the following websites:
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    If you wish to enrol on this course please call into one of our centres where our friendly staff will be able to assist you. Alternatively call Student services on 01204482000 or visit our Community Learning webpage on:
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    Deane and Derby Community Centre 01204 482920
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Groups and Times

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    Group: ACTIVATION. First class: 20 April 2023. Last class: 06 Jul 2023
    • Thursday : 09:15 - 12:15
    • Thursday : 12:45 - 15:15
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £150.00
    Other fees: £35.00
    Courses fees are subject to change.
  • Future opportunities

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    Learners who achieve these qualifications could progress to:
     NCFE Level 1 Award or Certificate in Employability Skills
     NCFE Level 1 Certificate Business Administration
     NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Customer Service
     NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Team Leading
     employment in a wide range of sectors.
    It may also be useful to learners studying qualifications in the following sectors:
     business
     customer service
     team leading and management.
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update

    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    Most conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


    The best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We endeavour to staff this service from 9am – 7pm, Monday to Thursdays and until 4pm on Fridays (during term time).
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the 2021/22 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    09:15 - 15:15
    5.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    11 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane & Derby Community Learning Centre

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