Whatever vocational course you choose, employability will be an additional qualification. Your tutor will deliver units to aid in getting you prepared to progress successfully into the world of work.

Why is the course important?

Employability Skills qualifications are designed to support an individual successfully gaining a job, progressing in a chosen field, preparing the individual for further study and supporting the development of techniques required forsuccessful independent living.

These qualifications are aimed at anyone who wants to live a more independent life, progress in education and/or their employment prospects as they progress along the career ladder.

The City & Guilds qualifications have been designed in collaboration with a range of experts from various industry sectors, training providers and employment and recruitment professionals to ensure the content matches what is needed and valued by today’s  employment market.

These qualifications can assist learners’ chances of progressing in education and gaining employment in any industry.

What are the aims of the course?

The Employability Skills qualifications support individuals in developing the skills and attitudes valued by employers.

The aim is to help individuals successfully prepare for and get a job, then to provide them with the tools to succeed and advance in their role.

Qualification Levels and Definition

The Employability Skills qualifications have been designed with maximum flexibility in mind so they can meet all learner requirements.

These qualifications are available from Entry 2 to Level 2. A learner can achieve some units and claim the smaller Introductory Award, Award or Extended Award or continue and gain this Certificate/Extended Certificate or continue further to claim a Diploma sized qualification.


Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence supported by internal quality assurance and external verification.

What will I be able to go on to after I’ve completed the course?

After completing this qualification, the learner has the opportunity to progress onto an apprenticeship, traineeship or higher level of education.

What else you will do

Mental Health & Wellbeing support and Training
Mental wellbeing among learners has been estimated to be around half the level of non-students. What makes matters worse is that mental health has historically been something that many people don’t feel able to openly acknowledge or discuss.

KITE College wants to ensure that all learners are equipped with a baseline awareness of mental health and wellbeing and have the skills to respond to mental health difficulties.

Our new Supporting learner Mental Health & Wellbeing e-learning course aims to change that! It provides you with a practical understanding of mental health and wellbeing, and ensures you have the skills to respond to mental health difficulties and to help you overcome any difficulties you encounter.

Learning Support
Becoming a learner at KITE College, your goals and aspirations become ours and we will give you all the help and support you need to achieve them.

We have a dedicated, highly qualified and experienced teaching and support staff working collaboratively with cross-college teams in efficiently assessing a student’s needs as well as organising and implementing a wide range of support programmes, each tailored to their individual requirements.

Life Skills
Life Skills are any skills you need to manage the activities and challenges of everyday life effectively. Mastery and development of these skills can improve all areas of your life, from your work to your relationships. They allow you to handle almost everything better, from processing your emotions more effectively to interacting with others. Some of the key areas you will focus on are:

• Managing Time
• Managing Money
• From here to there
• Communication
• Personal Relationships
• Healthy Living
• Citizenship

Employability Skills
Employability Skills can be defined as the transferable skills needed to make you ‘employable’. Along with good technical understanding and subject knowledge, employers often outline a set of skills that they want from an employee. These skills are what they believe will equip the employee to carry out their role to the best of their ability.

Functional Skills
Functional Skills qualifications are key to building foundations for you to progress into your specialist skillsets. These subjects are a vital part of the entry/exit requirement for vocational study, apprenticeships and traineeships.

Learners who are entitled to extra support can also apply for: Free College Meals, Assisted Travel and Learner Bursaries.

Want to know more? Please contact: Reception@kite-college.org

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