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Personal & Social Development Level 1

Programme Description

The course aims to develop your personal and social skills and develop and build your confidence through a range of teamwork projects. 

Students successfully progress onto this course from other entry programs and some students attend for the year as it provides them with an excellent introduction to college.

The course is delivered between Graig and Ammanford campuses to aid transition to foundation or level one courses. The course also provides individuals with an enriching learning programme building on skills and developing vocational pathways.

Programme Features

You will be able to access a range of volunteering and work placement opportunities, allowing you to gain an additional work skills qualification if you wish. You will receive classroom and mentor support and specialist careers guidance.

Progression & Employment

Our entry course statistics show an excellent success rate, with many students progressing to mainstream vocational courses and remaining students leave college to seek employment or engage in community projects.

Programme Content

The course offers a wide range of subjects including a mixture of E3 and L1 units are delivered. 

The main qualification is an E3 Certificate in Personal and Social Development. Modules include: money management, self-awareness, environmental and community-based units, problem solving and career advice. In addition an E3 work skills qualification can be gained with practical work placement opportunities linked to personal career interests. 

Some of these experiences include working in: animal rescue centres, local farms, retail shops, Woodland Trust management sites, local primary schools, cafes, garages and hairdressers. The feedback has been excellent from our current students and we empower learners with choices as much as we possibly can. 

You will also follow our college wide tutorial programme and receive regular and valuable progress reviews with your course tutor. You and your tutor will have a personalised approach to numeracy and literacy and gain essential and basic skills sessions in literacy and numeracy.  

The course will also include the following:

  • Tutorial program
  • Progress reviews
  • Literacy and numeracy development through various pathways: GCSE resits, Agored Qualifications, Essential Skills Wales and WEST
  • Be Active

Programme Assessment

Portfolio style evidence is collected and learning outcomes are assessed via practical activities and assignment-based work.

Programme Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to our courses. You will be invited to come to an informal interview where we assess learning needs and vocational interest and match you to the most appropriate course.

Additional Costs

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45.00 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery, and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits