How do providers offer work ready programmes?

Centre A

This centre currently offers non accredited employability programmes to supplement their wider vocational offer. They have moved all their employability qualifications onto City & Guilds accredited qualifications for employability as they provide great flexibility. This will strengthen the outcomes for learners which is a key Ofsted rating criteria.

Centre B

Centre wants to offer local unemployed people the opportunity to gain new skills as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility programme. Working with Job Centre Plus they are delivering employability skills supplemented by specially selected vocation taster units. Using a pick and mix unit system ensures that learners gain a certificate at each unit and feel motivated to complete the course.

Centre C

This centre specialising in jewellery and silversmithing are delivering apprenticeships in Jewellery Manufacturing. Alongside the apprenticeship they are offering two strands of Work Ready including Health and Safety in the Workplace and a Level 2 Certificate in Employability and Personal Development.

Centre D

A centre wanted a programme to use as centre induction for all new learners. Using the themed award in Preparation for Learning and Work this centre can not only ensure that induction is structured and engaging, but also claim qualification achievement for learners at a very early stage in the programme.

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