Traineeships are new programmes of study designed for those learners whose immediate career goals are to progress into employment or onto an apprenticeship programme. Traineeships aim to get students ‘employment-ready’ by developing the skills and attributes that employers look for.
You must have successfully completed a Level 1 or Level 2 programme and attained at least Level 1 equivalent qualifications in English and Maths.
What will I study?
Traineeships will be available in the following vocational areas:
- Business Administration
The course will include:
- Two days of work experience to develop critical ‘on the job’ knowledge and skills related to one of the vocational areas above.
- Attending college two days a week to develop work skills (eg job search, application, interviews, team working skills) and Literacy, Numeracy and enterprise skills.
On the course you will:
- work in a business environment, learning critical vocational skills related to your
chosen vocational area
- develop generic work-related skills, such as team working and meeting targets
develop work skills through a practical, applied approach
- develop Literacy and Numeracy skills through a more traditional class delivery
Method of assessment
- Work experience: successful completion of extended work experience placement as assessed by your employer
- Work skills: internally assessed assignment portfolio
- Functional Skills English and Maths: assignment work and external exams
This course is specialist in nature and only suited to those students who are very clear about progressing onto an employment/apprenticeship pathway. Before you commit yourself to this course, you are advised to discuss it fully with a careers advisor and relevant college staff.