Preparing for Further Study (Award in Employability Level 1)
12 week part-time course
On this part-time course, you will learn the skills required to best prepare you for further study. Alongside this, you will study towards math and English qualifications to enhance your chances of moving onto higher levels of study.
Carrying out independent research
Word processing and software skills
You may be charged course fees depending on your previous level of education but don’t worry; we will help you access financial support if you are entitled to it. For more information visit our Further Education fees and funding page.
There are no academic requirements for entry to the course, but you will need to attend an interview and complete a Maths and English assessment.
One learner completed this course in Summer term 2016. He is now applying for the year-long Access to Higher Education course in Social Sciences. From here he is hoping to progress on to our BA (Hons) Social and Political Studies programme.
Another learner completed this course in Summer term 2016. She is going on to further develop her math, English and IT but attending our short course in the Autumn term.
“Ruskin is a brilliant College and I am very much looking forward to my course in September”
“This course has given me so much confidence in Maths, English and IT – I now feel prepared to move on”
“I have found that this course taught me how to manage my time as well as building my skills and knowledge in math, English and IT “
Progression onto further study, such as our Level 2 Pre-Access or Access to Higher Education courses, which could then lead onto one of our degree courses.