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Practical Work Skills - Entry Level 3 to Level 1


As well as studying a range of skills related to customer service, rights and responsibilities in the work place and team building activities, this course will also enable you to build your self-confidence and improve your personal and social development.

You will study at the Derby Road site and will access live working areas e.g. Courtyard Café and Diner.

Start dates and fees

Start DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20234566A1220FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our fees for adult learners page for more information.

What will I study?

Entry Level 3:

  • Work safely
  • Effective communication in the workplace
  • Basic food preparation
  • Customer service
  • Serving food and drink
  • Personal presentation skills
  • Undertake a work placement

Level 1:

  • Work based experience
  • Teamwork
  • Cooking skills
  • Rights and responsibilities in the workplace
  • Planning for progression

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements
  • You will be expected to complete an initial assessment, attend an interview and provide a written reference.


Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

One year. 

How will I be assessed?

You'll be assessed through your portfolio work and practical assessments.

What does the course lead to?

Upon completion you could choose to undertake work experience in a voluntary capacity, apply for a work placement or utilise your new skills by gaining employment/supported employment.

What can I progress onto?

From Entry Level 3:

  • Level 1 course
  • Supported employment

From Level 1:

  • Other Level 1 courses available at the college
  • Supported employment
  • Supported internship


There isn't currently career information listed for this course.

How do I apply?

Apply online

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